Palmdale Crash Kills 60-Year-Old Sheila Gibson
Palmdale, CA (July 17, 2021)– On Friday, a 60-year-old homeless woman, Sheila Gibson, died in 10th Street West accident.
The fatal crash happened at about 9:27 p.m. south of Avenue N-8.
An 18-year-old female was on a 2002 Honda Civic southbound in the Number 2 lane.
Suddenly, the vehicle struck Gibson who was walking eastbound on the same lane.
Emergency responders pronounced Gibson dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the authorities are still investigating this fatal pedestrian accident.
Please contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Department at 661-272-2400 or Detective Steve Quiroz at 661-272-2423 if you have further details about this crash.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our condolences to the loved ones of Sheila Gibson. May you have the strength during this difficult time.
Dealing With Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, more individuals are staying at home, whether by preference or under a state-mandated lockdown. As people adjust to unprecedented routines, a classic concept has risen in modern popularity: walking.
Americans, as well as others around the world, have taken it upon themselves to walk outside daily. Taking walks is usually the only time in which people are spending outside.
The increase of foot traffic on local sidewalks, intersections, and roads seems harmless enough.
However, this timeless habit can have devastating consequences. Taking walks is becoming increasingly dangerous, leading to a surge of pedestrian accidents annually.
Contact Sweet Lawyers at 0081 8007 5627 if you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. Having legal representation can help you attain compensation on medical bills, loss of earnings, future medicals, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and more.
“I think the misconception is that when a loved one passes away, the insurance company and the defendant will automatically admit liability and offer all of the funds available.”
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