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Razy Tufnell Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Highway 273 in Redding

Razy Tufnell ID’d as Woman Killed in Redding Pedestrian Accident on Highway 273 at Buenaventura Boulevard

Redding, California (May 21, 2020) – Authorities have identified Razy Lynn Tufnell, 46, of Chico as the woman who was killed in a pedestrian accident on Monday night in Redding.

At about 10:17 p.m., on May 18, the police responded to the fatal crash on Highway 273 at Buenaventura Boulevard.

A car, driven by a 25-year-old Gessica Leuschne, was traveling northbound on the roadway when, for unknown reasons, it struck Tufnell who was crossing the roadway, said the officials.

Tufnell was declared dead at the crash site.

Leuschne was also not intoxicated, said the police. Speed was not considered a factor in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the RPD Traffic Division.

A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.

Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said

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