Joseph Hennessey Dies after Fremont Pedestrian Accident on Mission Boulevard at Warm Springs Boulevard
Fremont, California (March 21, 2020) – The man who was killed in an auto-pedestrian crash on Thursday morning in Fremont has been identified as Joseph Hennessey, 73, according to police.
The fatal crash occurred at about 6 a.m., on March 14, on Mission Boulevard at Warm Springs Boulevard.
The police said Hennessey was struck by a Honda sedan traveling north on Mission Boulevard. The roadway was very dark when the accident occurred. It was not clear if Hennessey was at a crosswalk at the time.
Hennessey was pronounced dead due to the accident.
The involved driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police.
Mission Boulevard remained closed as of 10:15 a.m.
An investigation into the crash 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