Francisco Juarez ID’d as Man Killed in Tustin Pedestrian Accident on Red Hill Avenue and San Juan Street
Tustin, California (February 5, 2020) – Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday morning at an intersection in Tustin as Francisco Juarez, 95, of Tustin.
The fatal pedestrian occurred at about 6:21 a.m. Tuesday, February 4 at the intersection of Red Hill Avenue and San Juan Street.
Authorities said Juarez was walking on Red Hill Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle that was heading southbound.
Juarez sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the vehicle involved stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police.
Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said