A California man was struck by a compact car and ultimately died from his injuries. According to a witness, the driver was waving his arms and attempting to warn oncoming cars about the auto pedestrian accident when a motorcycle hit the open door of the car.
The man was hit by the compact car while attempting to cross the street. A woman on her balcony nearby heard the accident as it happened, though she did not witness it directly. However, she stated that the driver had stopped the car in the middle of the eastbound lane. The woman recounted to authorities that, while she was calling 911, she saw the driver attempt to stop the approaching traffic. The motorcycle was sent tumbling into the westbound lanes. The motorcyclist was able move over to the sidewalk but also appeared injured.
Rescue teams arrived at the scene shortly thereafter and began to help the pedestrian by administering CPR for several minutes. Once he was loaded into an ambulance, the rescue team turned their attention to the motorcyclist. He was also taken to a nearby hospital.
Individuals who are injured as a result of negligence on the part of the driver may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and any pain and suffering. An experienced California attorney may be able to help their client navigate the complex legal system by working directly with the car insurance companies in order to seek the maximum amount of compensation that the victims are entitled to. If someone has died due to the negligence of a driver, their family could choose to pursue a wrongful death suit.
Source: South West Riverside News Network, “Temecula man struck, killed by car in late night crash,” Joe Fanaselle, June 17, 2013