56-Year-Old Woman Dies after Greenfield Pedestrian Accident on Arroyo Seco Road near Thorne Road
Greenfield, California (March 17, 2020) - A 56-year-old Salinas woman was killed in an auto-pedestrian crash on Tuesday morning in Greenfield, according to police.
The deadly crash occurred on Arroyo Seco Road north of Thorne Road at about 7:00 a.m.
Authorities said a vehicle was traveling northbound on Arroyo Seco Road when the driver saw three farm labor buses unloading farmworkers on the southbound side of the roadway. The driver then slowed down to about 30 to 35 miles per hour while passing the buses.
Unfortunately, a woman emerged between two buses into the path of the vehicle and was struck, according to the police.
The woman was crossing the road from the westbound side to the eastbound side of the roadway when the accident occurred. She was declared dead at the scene by responding paramedics.
The involved driver stopped at the scene following the crash.
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