Oxnard, CA (September 1, 2022) – On Monday, August 29, a man was found lying in the roadway in Oxnard with significant injuries indicating he had been hit by a car that fled from the scene without checking on the victim.
According to reports from the Oxnard Police Department, shortly after 1 a.m., someone called the police to report that a person had been found in the roadway near Ventura Road and Ninth Street. He was lying down in the roadway and had sustained serious injuries consistent with those that are sustained when hit by a vehicle.
Paramedics were immediately called and arrived on the scene within minutes and assessed the pedestrian’s injuries and provided medical care. The man, later identified as Carlos Rangel Flores, 40, of Oxnard, was transported by ambulance to Ventura County Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead from the injuries he sustained as a result of the accident.
Police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the accident and are looking for information regarding the driver of the vehicle. Police believe the vehicle was probably a sedan and would have been traveling southbound on Ventura Road at the time of the collision. Police indicate the vehicle may have damage to the front bumper near the license plate.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Pedestrians are at risk of suffering severe injury or death when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. They are utterly defenseless and have no protection to fend off a vehicle from hitting them. Unfortunately, in California, there are more pedestrian accidents reported than in any of the other states in the United States.
In an effort to reduce the number of pedestrian accidents in the state, California has enacted a set of pedestrian favorable laws. According to California law, a driver must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in all crosswalks at intersections. Failing to follow this law and yield to a pedestrian will likely cause the driver to be liable for the accident. California law further states that when an accident occurs, the vehicles must pull off the road, at the scene of the accident. Failing to stop at the scene of an accident is punishable as either a misdemeanor or felony offense.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to experience in life, especially when their passing is untimely. After losing a loved one, you are dealing with enormous amounts of shock, grief, anger, and sadness. The last thing you want to think about is dealing with legal and insurance matters. Contacting a trusted wrongful death attorney can help with these important matters that need to be handled and walk you through the next steps.
If someone you love was killed in a pedestrian accident as a result of someone else’s actions, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for damages, which may include medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost future income and benefits, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of companionship. While no monetary value can replace your loved one’s life, filing a wrongful death suit can bring justice and closure and help ease the stress of any financial burdens caused by their death.
If you have lost somebody you love in a pedestrian car accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact an Oxnard wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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