Johnny Menchaca Killed in Ventura Pedestrian Accident at Beachmont Street and East Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, California (February 11, 2020) – The pedestrian who died after being hit by a car on Sunday evening in Ventura has been identified as Johnny Menchaca, 37.
The crash happened at about 7:22 p.m., February 9, at Beachmont Street and East Harbor Boulevard.
Authorities said Menchaca was either walking in the street or inside a crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle.
First responders arrived at the scene and found Menchaca lying in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The involved driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the police.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Ventura Police Department Traffic Unit at 805-339-4451.
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