Man Killed in Cardiff Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 5 near Birmingham Drive Off-Ramp
Cardiff, California (February 23, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday evening in Cardiff, according to a local news source.
The deadly accident, which was reported at about 6:30 p.m., February 22, happened on Interstate 5 near the Birmingham Drive exit.
Witnesses told the authorities that the man was running across northbound Interstate 5 when he was hit by a vehicle.
The man died in the crash. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
There were no details provided about the involved driver.
Authorities closed three lanes of the interstate as they investigated the accident. As of 9:00 p.m., all lanes were reopened to traffic.
Further details regarding the accident were not immediately disclosed.
The cause of 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