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Arrest Made in Yuba City Pedestrian Accident

Grass Valley Woman Arrested After Hit-and-Run Injury in a Pedestrian Accident

An arrest was made in a pedestrian accident in Yuba City on February 22 that left the walker with major injuries. A woman from Nevada County, age 25 and a Grass Valley resident, had allegedly taken drugs before she struck the pedestrian and left the scene of the accident, according to the Yuba City Police Department. The woman was booked into the Sutter County Jail charged with driving under the influence, which caused injury, driving without a license and suspicion of hit-and-run resulting in injury. 

Pedestrian Hospitalized With Major Injuries

The accident in question occurred around 10:50 p.m. on Bridge Street at the Plumas Street intersection. The injured pedestrian was assessed by medics with the Yuba City Fire Department and transported to Adventist Health and Rideout Hospital for treatment. A witness to the collision was able to describe the vehicle and driver to police officers. A deputy with the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office saw the suspected vehicle and driver along Walton Avenue, which was a short distance from where the accident occurred. 

Hit-and-Run Accidents

For the past decade, the number of hit-and-run accidents has increased in California as elsewhere. They are a major source of worry for injured individuals since it makes them uncertain who will pay for their pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. 

The first thing we do at is to gather evidence about the pedestrian accident. This means we look for clues as to the identity of the driver at the scene of the accident and question witnesses about what they saw. Many times, a bystander will recognize a vehicle, catch sight of the license plate number or see the driver. 

Also, witnesses on occasion use their cell phones to videotape the crash as it happened. All of this is crucial in identifying the driver. Our investigators gather this information and talk to people in the area. Often, fleeing drivers live in the area in which the collision occurs.

Underinsured/Uninsured Coverage in a Pedestrian Accident

If the pedestrian availed themself of the add-on auto insurance policy offered to all Californians, they are covered even if they are injured while walking. This is a great advantage in a state where many drivers lack car insurance or carry minimum coverage. Even if the injured walker does not have this add-on and another family member does, they are able to use it without affecting the premium. 

How Speed Affects a Pedestrian Accident

The speed with which a walker is struck is critical in a pedestrian accident. For instance, the faster a vehicle is moving, the greater the intensity of the injuries the walker suffers. At 40 mph, the risk of a fatal accident is high. That is why many cities have instituted a lower speed limit to pedestrian accident fatalities. 

Yuba City Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Yuba City personal injury lawyer. When a negligent driver was the cause of your injuries, they may be held responsible for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For our free and friendly advice, call us at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. We offer a free review of your case, can answer your questions and will tell you about possible options to recover compensation. You can also contact us online if you prefer.

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