Male Pedestrian, 56, Identified as Victim
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 2, 2019)
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a fatal pedestrian versus vehicle collision was reported Friday evening at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Lankershim Boulevard.
LAPD responded to the site of the accident which occurred at roughly 9:55 p.m. where they discovered a man with grave injuries from being struck by a motor vehicle.
According to officials, the victim identified as Craig Wood, 56, had been crossing the intersection in a crosswalk before being hit by an undisclosed vehicle and motorist.
Wood was rushed to a hospital but sadly died of his injuries shortly after being admitted.
No further details have been provided as the investigation is currently ongoing.
Collision Investigation & Liability
In most instances, pedestrians possess the right-of-way when crossing an intersection or a street regardless if they are in a marked crosswalk. It is always a driver’s duty to yield to any pedestrian or bicyclist, however, pedestrians must take extra caution and never assume that a motorist will stop. Authorities will continue to look further into this incident as it is likely that at least some liability will be assigned to the driver.
Considering that liability seems to have already been determined, the family of Craig Wood will likely be entitled to a wrongful death claim if they wish to file a lawsuit. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an auto accident caused by another motorist and are looking for guidance, contact Bond & Taylor Law Firm for legal help today at 833-266-3534.