Gustavo Quexada-Chavez and Arturo Carabez Ochoa Fatal in Madera County Pedestrian Accident
Madera County, CA (August 27, 2023) – Gustavo Quexada-Chavez (22) and Arturo Carabez Ochoa (42) succumbed to fatal injuries in a Madera County pedestrian accident after a Nissan Altima at a high speed and lost control and collided with a man standing outside of his truck. According to ABC30, the accident happened around 9:50 p.m. on Friday.
Gustavo Quexada-Chavez and Arturo Carabez Ochoa succumbed to fatal injuries in a Madera County pedestrian accident after a Nissan Altima lost control and collided with a man standing outside of his truck.
Two individuals who tragically died in a car crash in Madera County on Friday night have now been identified.
The Madera County Coroner’s Office confirmed their identities as Gustavo, 22-year-old Quexada-Chavez of Firebaugh, and 42-year-old Arturo Carabez Ochoa of Kerman.
The incident occurred around 9:50 p.m. in the vicinity of Avenue 17 and Crescent Drive.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a Nissan Altima driven by Quexada-Chavez traveled at a high speed and lost control, eventually colliding with Ochoa, who was outside of his truck at the time.
Moreover, CHP officers reported that Quexada-Chavez did not wear a seatbelt during the collision.
Furthermore, authorities are yet to release other details about this Madera County pedestrian accident.
J&M Tip: Driving at an excessive speed significantly elevates the chances of accidents and can have dire implications for drivers and pedestrians alike. As pedestrian accidents continue to rise, drivers must prioritize road safety by consistently following traffic rules and maintaining vigilance.
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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 Madera County
In this case, the family members of Gustavo Quexada-Chavez and Arturo Carabez Ochoa of this Madera County pedestrian accident can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, 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
- Hit and Run Accident
- Car Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation 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, Madera County, 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 to get professional advice about your case, give us a call 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 above mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Gustavo Quexada-Chavez and Arturo Carabez Ochoa.
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