71-Year-Old Man Struck & Killed by Vehicle
A Menlo Park resident, ID’d as Juan Barrera Gomez, 71, died in a pedestrian crash on Monday, April 25th.
East Bay Times reported that the incident took place in East Palo Alto at 5:09 a.m.
Gomez was pushing a shopping cart within the southbound lanes of East Bayshore Road before being struck by a vehicle.
Unfortunately, the pedestrian sustained major injuries and was declared dead at the scene.
The involved driver was cooperative and stayed at the scene.
An active investigation is underway to determine fault.
According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.