19-Year-Old Female Killed in Loma Rica Pedestrian Accident on Loma Rica Road near Highway 20
Loma Rica, California (March 22, 2020) – A teenager was struck and killed by a car on Saturday night while pushing her vehicle in a roadway in Loma Rica, according to police.
The deadly crash occurred at about 8:00 p.m., on March 21, on Loma Rica Road, just north of Highway 20.
The police said the victim, a 19-year-old female, was struck by a vehicle while she was standing at the driver’s side door of her car, pushing it on the roadway.
The teenager was declared dead as a result of the crash. Her name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
The driver, a 20-year-old man, stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police. Authorities determined that he was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident.
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