Mary Henderson and Willa Henderson Died in Pedestrian Crash at Intersection in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA (May 23, 2022) – Mary Henderson (72) and Willa Henderson (31), from Vero Beach in Florida, died in a pedestrian accident involving a cab in San Francisco. According to NBC Bay Area, the incident happened at around 4:30 pm on Sunday.
Mary Henderson and Willa Henderson died after getting hit by a taxi at the intersection of Mission and Third streets.
According to authorities, the taxi collided with another vehicle before going into the sidewalk. The taxi then hit the mother and daughter, killing them at the scene.
The taxi driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Responders also took the taxi driver and another pedestrian to the hospital for medical care.
In an article on NBC Bay Area, the San Francisco Police Department and city leaders noted that the area is considered dangerous. They ask drivers to slow down within the area. Police also set up a mobile radar station on Third Street to monitor the area.
Marta Lindsey with Walk San Francisco shared with NBC Bay Area that this is a busy intersection with various attractions and public transit lines. She stated, “just five miles over the speed limit could be the difference between life and death for someone who’s hurt in a crash.”
She also expressed that protecting pedestrians must be a priority in terms of re-engineering the intersection and controlling traffic.
Newly-appointed South of Market supervisor Matt Dorsey also supports stricter speed enforcement in the area. He said, “the current city attorney, David Chu, when he was in the assembly, sponsored legislation that would allow for automated camera ticketing for speeding. That’s something that I would support.”
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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 San Francisco
In this case, the family members of Mary Henderson and Willa Henderson 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:
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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 & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Bakersfield, 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 Mary Henderson and Willa Henderson.
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