UPDATE: Madera, CA – Alejanro Mata-Torres Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Owens Street
Madera, CA (January 8, 2019) On the evening of January 8th, a fatal pedestrian accident happened along Owens Street. According to the reports, a vehicle struck a male Alejanro Mata-Torres near the Madera Drive-In Theatre at around 6:20 p.m. He was crossing Owens Street from an alley, just south of Williams Street.
When emergency crews arrived to help, they found him laying in the middle of the roadway. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver responsible remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities as they investigated. She claims to have not seen the pedestrian before she hit him. There were reportedly no crosswalks where the accident occurred.
We are sad to learn that a pedestrian lost his life in this accident. We send our condolences to his family as they work through this challenging time.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
Unfortunately, pedestrians are injured or killed every day despite California laws protecting their safety. One law requires drivers to either yield or come to a complete stop when they see a pedestrian. Even if the pedestrian is in an unauthorized area, they still have the right of way. Most drivers are too busy on their phones or distracted by other activities instead of focused on their surroundings, which is why they don’t see pedestrians in time before it’s too late.
Once the police finish investigating this accident, Mata-Torres’ family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of a California wrongful death attorney, depending on if the driver is deemed fully or partially liable for the accident.
At Brady Law Group, we understand the amount of pain families feel when they lose their loved ones due to negligent driving, which is why we work so hard to ensure they are rightfully compensated for all damages and losses. If you or someone you know was injured in a pedestrian accident, call 866-478-6483 for a free consultation today.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.