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Fatal San Francisco pedestrian accident raises questions of safety

San Francisco news reports that a man has been arrested in connection with a fatal pedestrian accident. The man was driving his car, when he struck and killed another man walking in a cross-walk. The driver sustained serious personal injuries, but is expected to survive. He has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving, speeding, speeding, and entering a crosswalk on a red signal, according to police.

When fatal accidents occur, drivers may face both criminal and civil lawsuits. Families of the victims may wish to pursue a civil personal injury/wrongful death lawsuit which would help them recover both economic damages such as lost wages and non-economic damages such as emotional distress and loss of society and companionship. Contacting an experienced San Francisco personal injury law firm if you or a loved one has sustained injuries is an important first step when an accident occurs.

The tragic death underscores the continuing dangers facing pedestrians in many of San Francisco’s neighborhoods, especially at crowded and dangerous intersections. Safety suggestions include installing red light cameras to help deter speeding and reckless driving.

For more information, please contact our dedicated San Francisco personal injury lawyers for an immediate consultation.