A pedestrian was killed in an accident while attempting to cross a Bradenton road on Wednesday, December 9.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 11:20 a.m. at the intersection of 53rd Avenue West and 36th Street West. Representatives from the Highway Patrol said the victim, a 38-year-old man from Bradenton, was walking northwest and attempting to cross the intersection when a sedan struck him.
The FHP continued to investigate the accident in its aftermath and did not immediately release further information about the cause of the accident or other details.
Liability in pedestrian accidents
In the majority of pedestrian accident cases the driver will be the liable party. The driver is responsible for noticing hazards or people in the roadway, yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks and even noticing and slowing to avoid pedestrians who are jaywalking, so long as they have a reasonable amount of time and ability to do so.
That doesn’t mean, however, that pedestrians cannot be liable in these types of accidents. Pedestrians who jump out into traffic, cross when they do not have the right of way or attempt to cross areas where they are not allowed to be (such as interstates) could be considered liable in ensuing accident claims
To learn more about how to prove liability in a pedestrian accident case and the steps you should take if you have been injured as a pedestrian in a collision, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh to begin your case.