Man, 66, Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Accident
SUN VALLEY (April 11th, 2019)
Authorities have identified Charles Walt, 66, as the man killed in a pedestrian accident last Thursday in Sun Valley.
Officials responded to the collision site which occurred at roughly 7:45 p.m. at the 8400 block of Glenoaks Boulevard.
Limited details have been provided thus far in regards to what transpired, however, it has been confirmed that the 66-year-old man was struck by a passing vehicle.
Following the incident, Walt was rushed to a local area hospital. He tragically succumbed to his injuries shortly after his initial admittance.
No additional facts or information has been disclosed at this time.
Pedestrian Accident Investigation
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 Charles Walt may 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.
Wrongful Death Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
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.