Woman, 83, Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Accident
OJAI (April 21st, 2019) The identity has been released of an 83-year-old woman who died after being struck by a Honda Civic as she attempted to cross a street in Ojai on Easter Sunday.
The incident, reported at 5:53 p.m., took place at the intersection of Maricopa Highway (Highway 33) and Vallerio Avenue.
Edith Rubaloff, of Ojai, was in the crosswalk when she was hit by the car driven by an 89-year-old woman living in a surrounding neighborhood in Ojai.
The impact of the collision left the 83-year-old woman with grave injuries. Rubaloff was quickly rushed to a hospital, where she tragically succumbed to her injuries.
Meanwhile, the woman driving the vehicle cooperated with authorities.
Drugs or alcohol don’t appear to be a factor in the accident, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s office.
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 Edith Rubaloff 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.