Oxnard, CA (August 15, 2022) – On Friday, August 12, an accident was reported in Oxnard involving a pedestrian and a pickup truck that tragically killed one person.
According to reports from the Oxnard police, the accident occurred in the vicinity of Seventh St and A St at approximately 6:40 p.m. Ventura County Supervisor, Carmen Ramirez was crossing the street, walking in a crosswalk when she was suddenly hit by a GMC Sierra pickup truck that was headed west on Seventh St towards A St.
Paramedics were immediately called and arrived on the scene within minutes and assessed Ramirez’s injuries and provided medical care. Ramirez sustained severe injuries and was rushed to the emergency room. Sadly, her injuries were too serious, and she passed away. Nobody else was injured as a result of the accident.
Police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash. The driver of the pickup truck stayed at the scene and has been cooperative with investigators.
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 especially vulnerable when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. Pedestrian accidents are not as common as other types of accidents, but when they do occur, they tend to have some of the gravest outcomes. Unfortunately, in California, there are more pedestrian accidents reported than in any of the other states in the United States. In 2018, California reported 893 pedestrian fatalities from accidents with vehicles. The number of pedestrian fatalities has increased by 25 percent since 2014. And there were many additional pedestrian accidents reported that led to serious injuries.
In an effort to reduce the number of pedestrian accidents in the state, California has enacted a set of pedestrian right-of-way 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.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to experience in life, especially when their passing came unexpectedly and tragically. In the aftermath of 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 legal and insurance matters when you are grieving. Contacting a trusted wrongful death attorney can help with these important matters that need to be handled.
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.
In the aftermath of losing a loved one, you shouldn’t have to deal with these stressful events alone and may be wondering where to turn for help. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help to handle the legal issues and burdens for you.
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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