Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Berkeley
I’m Ed Smith, a Berkeley car accident lawyer. Pedestrians are the least protected of all individuals on the street and can sustain serious injury when involved in a collision with a moving vehicle. On April 21, 2017, a 69-year-old activist named Seon O’Neill died from traumatic injuries sustained when she was struck while using a crosswalk. My heart and prayers go out to all family and friends that are affected by this tragic loss of life.
O’Neill was hit close to her home near North Berkeley in this fatal pedestrian accident. O’Neill was returning home and less than four minutes away when a driver failed to stop as she was crossing the street. She was rushed to the hospital for treatment and later died as a result of her traumatic injuries. The driver does not seem to have been impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.