Rosemarie Huskisson, 63, was killed in an Anaheim pedestrian accident after a pickup struck her near the Anaheim Convention Center.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal collision occurred early morning on November 24, 2015 on West Katella near Convention Way.
Police say Huskisson was outside a crosswalk when the pickup truck hit her. She was transported to an area trauma center in critical condition where she
succumbed to her injuries.
The driver remained at the scene. Police do not suspect the involvement of alcohol or drugs in this incident. The investigation is ongoing.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of Rosemarie Huskisson for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
There were seven fatalities and 107 injuries reported as a result of pedestrian accidents in the city of Anaheim, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2013 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS).
In Orange County as a whole, 52 people died and 784 were injured as a result of pedestrian accidents during the same year.
Laws Relating to Pedestrians
Based on this news report, officials say the pedestrian was crossing the street outside a marked crosswalk near the Convention Center.
California Vehicle Code Section 21954 states: “Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway so near as to constitute an immediate hazard.”
The same section also states: “The provisions of this section shall not relieve the driver of a vehicle from the duty to exercise due care for the safety of any pedestrian upon a roadway.”
Fault and Liability
If the driver in this case is determined to have been at fault, he or she can be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses caused. In cases where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, families of deceased victims can seek compensation for damages including medical and funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
A knowledgeable Anaheim personal injury lawyer will also be able to determine whether a dangerous roadway condition may have caused or contributed to the incident. If that was the case, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway can also be held liable.
The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to victims and their families.