A Pedestrian Accident in Glendale Left A Tow Truck Driver Fatally Injured
Glendale, CA (June 2, 2023) – A pedestrian accident in Glendale resulted in the fatality of a tow truck driver. According to ABC7, the crash occurred on Wednesday.
A tow truck driver, who was helping a stranded motorist, sustained fatal injuries in a pedestrian accident in Glendale.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a pedestrian accident occurred on the southbound side of the 5 Freeway, resulting in a driver’s fatality.
Based on the reports, the tow truck driver stopped on the freeway to help a stranded motorist. He tried to load up the disabled vehicle onto his tow truck when a Nissan Versa hit him.
Unfortunately, the tow truck driver died due to the impact of the crash.
Meanwhile, the Nissan driver was identified as Rachel Fewings.
As per CHP, Fewings and the driver of the malfunctioning car stayed at the accident scene and cooperated with the investigation.
No indication of drugs or alcohol being a factor in this pedestrian accident in Kings Glendale.
J&M Tip: While jaywalking is decriminalized in California, pedestrians must determine potential hazards before crossing streets and roads. Likewise, auto drivers should actively be vigilant of possible risks, especially on roads with unanticipated incidents.
Google Map of Pedestrian Accident in Glendale, CA
More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians usually get major injuries in pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
- legal responsibility or “duty of care”
- violated or breached the duty of care
- the violation caused the accident
- the violation resulted in injuries or damages
In some cases, the driver might’ve sped down the road, hitting the pedestrian. This can put fault on the driver. Meanwhile, pedestrians can get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals, such as jaywalking. In these instances, the pedestrian can become at fault. Other factors, such as lack of road markings and ample lighting, can also lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help look at all angles to determine liability. Learn more about pedestrian accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Glendale
In this case, the family members of the fatal victim in this pedestrian accident in Glendale, can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Pedestrian Accident
- Car Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck Accident
Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Glendale, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of the victim.
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