Man Killed, Driver Hospitalized after Auto-Pedestrian Accident on Highway 4 in Antioch
Antioch, California (May 9, 2020) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating a pedestrian accident that killed a man and left a woman hospitalized Friday night in Antioch.
According to CHP, a 23-year-old woman from Bethel Island was driving a car westbound on Highway 4 near the Laurel Road exit with two passengers on board.
At about 9:20 p.m., a man appeared in the path of the car, and the driver was unable to avoid a collision.
The victim, only identified as a 29-year-old man from Pinole, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The female driver sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. She was transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. Her two passengers were not hurt in the crash.
Investigators diverted traffic off the highway and onto Laurel Road for several hours following the accident.
Contra Costa CHP in Martinez is investigating the crash.
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