Thursday, April 25, 2013

San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Claims Life

On the evening of April 11th, beloved Sunnyside Elementary School Custodian Becky Lee was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital after being struck by a pickup truck on her evening walk. Several reports state that 60-year-old Ms. Lee was in the crosswalk at the intersection of Judson Avenue and Edna Street at 6:58 p.m., near the Balboa Park area in San Francisco, when she tragically became the victim of pedestrian accident.

A 42-year-old woman driving the pickup truck remained on the scene and was interviewed by police officers and investigators. Police investigators have not yet released any information regarding the cause of this tragic accident.  Some common causes of pedestrian accidents include:  driver confusion, driver inattentiveness, aggressive driving, and driver intoxication. 

Becky Lee, a San Francisco resident, was popular and well-liked by the students and faculty of Sunnyside Elementary. She was known as Ms. Becky by the students. School officials are taking several measures to support Ms. Becky’s family in their time of grief by accepting donations that will be given to the Lee family to help with funeral expenses. Similarly, Sunnyside is providing grief counselors for any students who need help coping with this tragic loss.

At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with members of the Sunnyside Elementary community, and Ms. Lee’s family in their time of grief. This loss exemplifies how an instant of driver inattention or recklessness can leave a community devastated, and leave a family and community looking for answers. 
The dedicated pedestrian accident attorneys of Matiasiac Roth & Johnson LLP fight for families who have experienced a traumatic loss due to pedestrian accidents to help them obtain the compensation they deserve.  This can include damages for property damage, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, emotional distress, loss of consortium, pain and suffering. 
If you or a loved one have experienced a pedestrian accident call the office of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP today for a free consultation.  One of our dedicated pedestrian accident lawyers will help explain your rights and provide you with a free case evaluation.


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