At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Friday, November 5th, a light-colored 1995 Toyota Avalon struck 83-year-old Salim Nosrat while he was attempting to cross at the intersection of Fremont Boulevard and Norris Road in Fremont. Nosrat sustained serious head trauma and died later at a nearby hospital. The driver fled the scene. Police are searching for his vehicle and have asked anyone with information about this hit-and-run accident to call the Fremont Police Department at (510) 790-6760, explains a California pedestrian accident lawyer.
Fremont accounted for 5 of the 33 fatal and 45 of the 649 injury traffic collisions involving pedestrians in 2008, according the California Highway Patrol’s Annual Report of Fatal and Injury Motor Vehicle Collisions. Nationwide, 4,378 pedestrians lost their lives that year, 18% of whom where individuals aged 65 and older. The groups with the greatest risk of suffering a fatal pedestrian accident were the young, the elderly, and men.
Drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians whether they are using a crosswalk or not. When a driver’s failure to yield for a pedestrian results in an injury-accident, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. In the case of a hit-and-run accident, the pedestrian may still receive such compensation by filing a claim on the uninsured motorist coverage of his or her automobile insurance policy.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer their condolences to the family of Salim Nosrat.
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