A 66-year-old Hayward man suffered fatal injuries after being struck by a motorcycle. According to published reports, the tragic accident occurred on Saturday October 13, 2012, at the intersection of Jackson Street and Silva Avenue. The Hayward Police Department has reported that motorcycle was travelling eastbound on Jackson Street at an excessive rate of speed when it struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian victim was reportedly crossing the street in a marked crosswalk at the moment of impact.The pedestrian victim and the motorcyclist were both transported to the Eden Hospital Trauma Center. Tragically, the pedestrian was unable to recover from his severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP we would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the victim's family.
Early reports indicate that alcohol played a factor in this fatal accident.
Regrettably, driver intoxication is a common cause of pedestrian accidents in California. The safety of pedestrians is put at risk whenever an intoxicated driver is on the road. The legal team at Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP is committed to making intoxicated, reckless, and negligent drivers pay for any heartache and pain they cause.The loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident is a terrible tragedy. An instant of driver negligence can tear a family apart. Our dedicated legal team takes pride in helping families who have experienced the wrongful death of a loved one in a traumatic pedestrian or bicycle accident. We fight for our clients to get them the financial compensation they deserve to help rebuild their lives.