Woman Dies after Redding Pedestrian Accident on Highway 273 near Buenaventura Boulevard
Redding, California (May 19, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a Monday night auto-pedestrian accident that killed a woman in Redding.
The crash happened on Highway 273 near Buenaventura Boulevard, at about 10:00 p.m., on May 18.
A woman who was walking eastbound across Highway 273 was struck by a car that was traveling northbound on the highway, said the police.
The woman was declared dead at the scene.
Gessica Leuscher, 25 of Redding, the involved the driver, was not impaired at the time of the accident.
Leuscher remained at the scene and was cooperative. Her car was impounded, said the authorities.
The roadway was closed for about an hour.
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