Boy Killed in Antioch Pedestrian Accident on Lone Tree Way
Antioch, California (February 27, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday evening in Antioch, police said.
At around 6:49 p.m. the authorities received a report regarding a traffic accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle in the 4700 block of Lone Tree Way.
According to the police, a boy was walking with his brother on Lone Tree Way when he was hit by a vehicle.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
The driver of the vehicle involved stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The motorist was transported to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Police closed Lone Tree Way and Deer Valley Road to Sagebush Drive during the investigation.
The crash remains under investigation by Antioch police.
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