Deadly Pedestrian Accident in Palo Alto

March 23, 2023

Elderly Man Killed in Pedestrian Crash

A man in his 80s was fatally struck by a car in Palo Alto on Monday, March 20th.

Police reported that the incident occurred just before 10:30 in the morning on Charleston Road and Commercial Street.

A westbound Ford F-250 hit the man as it was making a right-hand turn.

Paramedics rushed the victim to the hospital where he died the next day.

The driver was fully cooperative with authorities at the scene.

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.

California has the highest pedestrian fatality rate which is 25% higher than the national average.

Due to the vulnerability that pedestrians face on the road, it is important that they take the proper precaution. Below are some tips:

  • Avoid distractions (headphones, use of cell phone)
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Adhere to all traffic laws & signals
  • Always use the crosswalk

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a pedestrian crash, contact Avian Law Group today. You can reach our firm at (888) 231-3513.

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