Ivania Torres Killed in San Mateo Pedestrian Accident on U.S. Highway 101 near Third Avenue
San Mateo, California (January 20, 2020) – The woman who died after being hit by a vehicle early Sunday morning in San Mateo has been identified as Ivania Torres, 50, of South San Francisco.
The deadly crash took place at about 1:44 a.m. Sunday, January 19 on southbound Highway 101, just south of Third Avenue.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a white Dodge Charger was traveling on southbound Highway 101 when it slammed into the rear of a white Toyota Yaris.
Torres, who was a passenger in the Yaris, got out of the vehicle and walked eastbound across traffic lanes to talk to the Dodge driver. She was then struck by a black Toyota Camry that was also heading southbound.
Torres was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Another person in the Yaris and one occupant of the Camry were transported to Stanford Hospital with complaints of pain.
The Charger and the Camry drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Authorities closed all southbound lanes of Highway 101 following the accident. All lanes reopened at around 5:30 a.m.
Anyone with details about the accident is asked to contact authorities at (650) 369-6261.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
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.