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Fatal pedestrian accident involves motor home in parking lot

Several pedestrians were recently involved in an unusual accident in a San Juan Capistrano parking lot. An officer of the California Highway Patrol indicated that the pedestrian accident occurred when a 54-year-old man tried to maneuver a motor home into a parking spot in a park-and-ride lot. Several pedestrians were nearby, waiting for public transportation.

When the motor home reportedly rear-ended a parked pickup truck, one pedestrian apparently got trapped between the pickup truck and the motor home. The motor home continued to move forward, and collided with two other parked vehicles. Two other pedestrians were struck as a result, and all three were rushed to a hospital.

The person who was trapped between the two vehicles died at the hospital, and the other two individuals suffered injuries that were not life threatening. The motor home driver remained at the scene, and apparently cooperated with authorities. CHP said there was no reason to suspect alcohol or drugs to have been involved in this incident, and no charges were filed at the time. The accident investigation was ongoing at the time of this report.

Dealing with the unexpected death of a loved one is always difficult, and coping with the resulting financial consequences can be overwhelming. Following this fatal pedestrian accident, the surviving family members may pursue a claim for financial relief by filing a wrongful death lawsuit in a California civil court. Similarly, the injured victims may file personal injury claims. By establishing negligence by the motor home driver, recovery of documented financial and emotional losses may be awarded.

Source:, “Pedestrian dies after being hit by motor home while waiting for bus in San Juan Capistrano“, Alma Fausto, Oct. 16, 2015