According to the Orange County Register, a male pedestrian was killed while walking on the sidewalk in Tustin, California when a BMW jumped the curb and hit him. The Tustin pedestrian accident occurred around 7:00 am near Newport Avenue and the I-5 freeway.
Police are still investigating to determine exactly what caused the driver of the BMW to leave the road and cause the wrongful death of the pedestrian. The Tustin police reported that the driver lost control of the vehicle, jumping the curb and striking a retaining wall, then hitting the pedestrian. At this time, police do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved in this Tustin wrongful death accident.
When police arrived at the scene, the pedestrian was discovered dead on the sidewalk. The driver of the BMW was taken to a local hospital for injuries sustained the in the accident.
While the Tustin police are continuing their investigation, the driver of the BMW will likely be responsible for this wrongful death accident. If found at fault, the victim’s family will be able to file a wrongful death suit against the driver of the BMW. The victim’s family should hire a California personal injury attorney that has experience with wrongful death claims to handle their claim.
A California wrongful death accident like this one is never expected. The sudden loss of a loved one is both emotionally and financially trying. At Walch Law, our California wrongful death attorneys have years of experience pursing claims resulting from car accidents. Our skilled attorneys can handle all aspects of the wrongful death claim and ease your burden as you deal with the emotional, legal, and financial impact this loss has on your life.
We provide free consultations to the family members of a wrongful death victims. We are ready to help you get financial compensation that will help during your time of loss. Reach out to us today at 866-INJURY [866-465-8792].