James Pendergast Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Highway 12 in Sonoma


James Pendergast Killed in Sonoma Pedestrian Accident on Highway 12 near Verano Avenue

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James Pendergast Killed in Sonoma Pedestrian Accident on Highway 12 near Verano Avenue

Sonoma, California – James Edwin Pendergast, 85, of Sonoma has been identified as the man who was killed in a Sonoma pedestrian accident that occurred on Highway 12 Monday morning, according to the authorities.

Pendergast was walking southbound across a busy intersection and outside of a crosswalk when a vehicle struck him.

The incident occurred at around 8 a.m. on March 22, near the Verano Avenue intersection.

The impact of the crash threw Pendergast’s hat and shoes off his body.

Pendergast was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspected vehicle, a white work van, was parked on the side of the road with left front-end damage.

Authorities closed the highway for about five hours as they investigated the incident.

The Sonoma Police Department is investigating the crash.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

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While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

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