Noah Stepanoff ID’d as Man Killed in Santa Rosa Pedestrian Accident on A Street near Third Street
Santa Rosa, California (February 21, 2020) – The Sonoma County Sheriff’s office has identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night in Santa Rosa as Noah Stepanoff, 45, of Santa Rosa.
At around 8:07 p.m. Thursday, February 20, the police received a call from Alejandra Rangel Valencia of Petaluma, who reported she had just struck a pedestrian at A Street near the westbound off-ramp to Third Street near the Santa Rosa Plaza. She told the officers that the pedestrian was pinned under the vehicle.
According to the authorities, Valencia was pulling out of the mall parking garage via an off-ramp to Third Street at A Street when she struck Stepanoff.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and freed Stepanoff from under the vehicle, a burgundy Nissan Maxima.
Stepanoff was declared dead at the scene.
Valencia stopped at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. Investigators do not suspect she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
It remains unknown why Stepanoff was on the road at the time of the accident.
The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the authorities at (707) 3636.
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