Man Dies after Los Banos Pedestrian Accident on I-5 near Whitworth Road
Los Banos, California (March 7, 2020) – A 30-year-old man was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident on Friday morning in Las Banos, according to the CHP.
The crash occurred on Interstate 5 near Whitworth Road at about 4:35 a.m., on March 6.
The CHP said the man was walking south in the northbound lane when he was struck by a 2017 Peterbilt tractor-trailer driven by Delbert Dean Green, 56, of San Bernardino.
Green told the authorities that the man walked directly towards him, and he was unable to avoid him and eventually struck him with the right-front corner of his truck.
The 30-year-old man was taken to Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Green was not injured. He stopped in the I-5 median and cooperated with the police.
The area was dark, and the pedestrian was within an area closed to pedestrians, according to the police. Alcohol or drugs were not considered factors in the accident.
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