Man Killed in San Mateo Pedestrian Accident on Highway 101 near 3rd Avenue Off-ramp
San Mateo, California (February 21, 2020) - A Good Samaritan was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to help a driver involved in a crash in San Mateo early Friday morning, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
At about 1:54 a.m., the CHP officers received a report of a single-car accident on southbound Highway 101 at 3rd Avenue off-ramp.
The CHP said a Scion was halted in the middles of the lanes and a man in his late 20’s or early 30’s pulled over at the crash site to help the driver. The man was then hit by another oncoming vehicle.
The man, whose name has not been disclosed, died at the scene.
The driver of the Scion suffered major injuries in the previous crash and was transported to a hospital.
Three lanes of southbound Highway 101 at the 3rd Avenue exit were shut down during the investigation.
No other details about the crash were given.
The accident remains under investigation by the CHP.
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 apedestrian 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