Thursday, August 16, 2012

Two Tragic Pedestrian Accidents Shock San Francisco

San Francisco remains one of the most dangerous American cities for pedestrians.  Crowded streets, distracted drivers and unsafe intersections are some of the factors that contribute to the dangerous situation facing San Francisco’s pedestrians.  These dangers were put on full display this week after two back-to-back tragic pedestrian accidents shocked the San Francisco Bay Area. 
The first accident occurred on Saturday August 11, 2012 in the Tenderloin District.  A 38-year-old San Francisco resident named Edmund Capalla was killed after he was struck by a Taxi.  According to published reports, the taxi driver blew a red light before striking the victim and another car.  This is a tragic reminder that aggressive driving puts all pedestrians at risk.  After the collision, the victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where he later died.  At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family.
The wrongful death of a loved one is traumatic experience for any family to endure.  Our experienced trial lawyers understand that no amount of financial compensation can bring back a lost loved one.  However, we remain committed to making all responsible parties pay for their negligence and helping families recover from tragic pedestrian accidents. 
Tragically, a second pedestrian accident occurred nearby only a few days later.  This accident occurred shortly after midnight on August 15, 2012 on Market Street.  According to preliminary reports, a 39-year-old man was crossing the 2100 block of Market Street when he was struck by a dark-colored sedan.  San Francisco Police Department investigators are still searching for the driver who did not stop after striking the pedestrian.  The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.  At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP we wish the victim a complete recovery. 
These avoidable accidents highlight the dangers facing Bay Area pedestrians.  The trial lawyers of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP specialize in fighting on behalf of victims of pedestrian accidents.  If you or a loved one have experienced a pedestrian accident call our office for a free consultation with one of our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys.              

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