Homeless Woman Killed in Fairfield Pedestrian Accident on Fifth at Idaho Streets
Fairfield, California (May 11, 2020) – A woman, believed to be homeless, was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday morning on a roadway in Fairfield, according to authorities.
The fatal pedestrian accident took place at about 5:30 a.m. Friday, May 8, on Fifth at Idaho streets.
Authorities said the woman was lying in the middle of the roadway when she was hit by a vehicle driven by a Fairfield man.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released pending notification of family.
The driver involved stopped at the scene after the accident.
It remains unknown whether the woman was sleeping when the crash happened, or if drugs or alcohol played a role in her part.
The accident is still 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