Bruce Romans Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Carroll Avenue and Arelious Walker Drive in San Francisco
San Francisco, California (August 16, 2019) – The authorities have disclosed the identity of a man who was killed in a pedestrian accident in San Francisco on August 4.
According to a local news source, the accident happened shortly before midnight in the area of Carroll Avenue and Arelious Walker Drive.
As per the report, 59-year-old Bruce Romans was walking in the area when he was hit by a car.
Man Killed in San Francisco Auto-Pedestrian Accident, August 4
Romans sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Information about the motorist was not immediately available.
An investigation to determine the cause of the accident is underway.
We at Pacific Attorney Group offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
Many pedestrians are hurt and several others killed in accidents in California every year. The causes of many of these pedestrian accidents include distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving and failure to observe traffic laws. It is evident that negligence on the part of motorists is the leading cause of these accidents.
Motorists are also required by law to slow down as they approach crosswalks, whether marked or unmarked. They are also expected to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at controlled intersections. In the event of a pedestrian accident, the authorities will carry out an investigation to establish if the driver may have violated these traffic rules. The authorities may conduct a sobriety test on the driver to establish if the motorist had been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If an investigation proves that negligence on the part of the motorist was a factor in the accident, the victim’s family are advised to file a case in court. The Pacific Attorney Group has a team of experienced litigators who will help the clients in the pursuit of justice. Call us today . Click to call : 1-800-358-9617
What You Need to Know about Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are always the most vulnerable segment of traffic. Data collected by The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) indicates that about 5000 pedestrians are killed in accidents and over 70000 injured annually. Although motorists shoulder most of the blame for these types of accidents, pedestrians are sometimes liable for these accidents.
In the event of an auto-pedestrian accident, parties are encouraged to note down as much information as possible about the accident. It is also a good idea to take pictures of the scene incident. Witness statements and police reports are also very important and should be collected promptly. The injured party can then approach a qualified personal injury attorney who will help them evaluate and pursue a claim. The injured pedestrian may recover damages including past and future wage loss, pain and suffering and all past and future medical expenses. If a pedestrian is killed in the collision, their families can pursue full compensation for their economic losses resulting from the death.