A 44-year-old Rio Linda, California man died this past Saturday, March 8, 2008, while trying to help a young woman involved in a car accident.
Kaili Jackson, a 20 year old woman from Sacramento, CA, was driving southbound on SR-99 when she drove her Toyota Tundra into the center median and the vehicle rolled over. News10.net reports:
Witnesses said 44-year-old Guy Pierce of Rio Linda stopped on the righthand shoulder and walked across the lanes and checked on the condition of the occupants in the Tundra.
As Pierce checked on Jackson, Christina Garner, a 31-year-old woman from Sacramento, drove southbound on SR-99 towards the scene. She saw the Tundra ahead of her in her line of traffic and attempted to change lanes but was blocked by a vehicle to her right. Garner then slammed on her brakes and veered to the right but was unable to miss hitting the Tundra. She struck the Tundra with her vehicle and then struck Pierce, killing him instantly.
Guy Pierce is remembered by his friends and family as a loving,compassionate, family man, who was devoted to his wife, Lori. His brother, Ron Johnson, told News10.net:
“My brother had a good heart on him. He loved people and he’d do what he can to help anyone,”
According to FARS, the Fatality Analysis Reporting System Encyclopedia, over 42,000 people die in car accidents every year, nation wide. Over 4,500 of those deaths are pedestrians such as Guy Pierce.
If you or a loved has been injured in a car accident and the other party is at fault, you have rights. If the actions of another cause a car accident, by California law, they are responsible for the economic and emotional damages their actions ensure; whether they are medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, or, as in this case, death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, my staff and I can help you. Please contact us at The Law Office of Moseley Collins. You can visit our website or contact us by phone at 916.444.4444.
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