Man, 35, Fatally Struck in Pedestrian Accident
LONG BEACH (April 14th, 2019)
Jonathan Allison, 35, has been identified as the pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle last Thursday night in Long Beach.
Allison was walking in the middle of the eastbound lane of the Wall Street Bridge at approximately 10:50 p.m. on April 11th when he was hit by a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 59-year-old Long Beach resident.
Allison was rushed to the hospital, where he tragically passed away.
The crash is currently under investigation.
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 Jonathan Allison 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.
Long Beach Wrongful Death 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.