Theodore A. Beason, 44, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after he was hit by a vehicle on a Malibu street. According to a City News Service report, Beason was walking south on the west side of Corral Canyon Road the afternoon of December 8, 2009, when officials say he stepped into the path of a southbound Honda van. California Highway Patrol officials identified the van’s driver as Kathleen Leigh Willie, 69, of Los Angeles. She was not injured and has not been cited or arrested.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Theodore A Beason. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved this man. They will certainly be in my prayers.
Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles
There were four injuries involving pedestrian accidents in Malibu in the year 2007, according to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). Also, in Los Angeles County as a whole, 210 deaths and 5,095 injuries were reported as a result of pedestrian accidents. Countywide, car accidents claimed 712 lives and injured 56,475 people in 2007.
Based on this news report, it is not clear what caused this fatal pedestrian accident. The news report says Beason stepped directly into the path of the car. But, if I were a member of Beason’s family, I would want to find out exactly how or why this collision occurred. Where exactly was Beason at the time of the collision? Was he in a street intersection? Was the driver impaired in any way? Was she distracted, inattentive or otherwise negligent? If that was the case, the driver in this case could be held liable for the accident and Beason’s wrongful death.
An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Beason’s family could benefit from a consultation with a reputed Los Angeles car accident lawyer, who will look into all aspects of this case, thoroughly examine the investigative report, talk to witnesses and determine whether there was any negligence involved here. A skilled car accident lawyer will also be able to determine whether there was a dangerous condition on the roadway, which caused or contributed to this accident. If that was the case, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining that roadway could be held liable as well. Any claim against a governmental agency in California must be filed within 180 days of the accident or injury.
The Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is not representing any of the parties mentioned in this article at the time the article was posted. Our information source is cited in the article. If you were involved in this incident or a similar incident and have questions as to your rights and options, call us or another reputable law firm. Do not act solely upon the information provided herein. Get a consultation. The best law firms will provide a free consultation. We provide a free, confidential consultation to not at fault persons named in this article. The free consultation offer extends to family members as well.