Person Killed in Salinas Pedestrian Accident at Espinosa Road and Christensen Road
Salinas, California (May 7, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck Wednesday morning in Salinas, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol.
The fatal crash occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, near the intersection of Espinosa and Christensen roads.
As per the CHP report, a Dodge Ram 4500 was traveling on a dirt road when its driver put the vehicle in reverse and struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian died at the scene. The name of the victim has not been disclosed pending notification of next of kin.
The CHP said the pedestrian and the driver were both employees of the A. Oseguera Company Inc. The motorist stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident.
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