Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Fatal Ventura Pedestrian Accident

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Negligence Cited as Primary Cause of 65-Year-Old Woman’s Death in December 2011

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Our client was a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk. Had the driver simply followed basic rules of the road, Katie Reed would be alive today.

The California personal injury attorneys at Estey Bomberger have filed a lawsuit against a trucking company after a truck vs. pedestrian collision claimed the life of Katie Lorraine Reed late last year. The suit against T&T Crane and Truck, LLC, was filed on March 13, 2012, on behalf of the victim’s son, Edward Woodruff, in Ventura Superior Court.

According to the lawsuit, 65-year-old Katie Reed was killed when she was struck by a commercial truck as she began her early morning walk with her dog, Jasmine. Reed was crossing Ventura Avenue in the crosswalk at Shoshone Street when she was hit by a vehicle driven by Michael Robert Whalen and owned by T&T Crane and Truck, LLC. The Ventura Police Department determined that Reed was in the marked crosswalk at the time of the impact.

The lawsuit alleges that the truck driver is responsible for Reed’s death. “In this case, the defendant driver was not paying attention. This tragedy could have been easily prevented," said Stephen Estey, founding partner of Estey Bomberger . “Our client was a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk. Had the driver simply followed basic rules of the road, Katie Reed would be alive today."

The lawsuit seeks damages for medical, funeral and burial expenses, and other damages for wrongful death on behalf of Katie’s son, Edward. The case is pending in Ventura Superior Court (Case Number 56-2012-00413866-CU-PA-VTA).

About Estey Bomberger

Estey Bomberger is one of the top plaintiff law firms in California. The California injury lawyers at Estey Bomberger have successfully obtained seven and eight figure recoveries in a wide variety of personal injury cases, recovering millions for victims of auto accidents, defective products, slip and fall accidents, and family members in wrongful death claims. For more information about Estey Bomberger, visit http://www.estey-bomberger.com.

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