Auburn Pedestrian Severe Injury Accident Reported

Severe Injury Accident Occurs on Lincoln Way

A severe pedestrian injury accident happened in North Auburn on December 23 after a hit-and-run driver struck a man. The collision happened on Lincoln Way at about 6:30 p.m., according to the Auburn office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The accident happened as the pedestrian was crossing the street. 

Hit-and-Run Driver Causes Severe Injury Accident Involving Pedestrian

The injured pedestrian was transported to Roseville Medical Center with a fractured pelvis and ankle, as well as facial and head lacerations. According to surveillance footage, the car that struck the man was a silver Infiniti G-35 manufactured between 2002 and 2006, and minor damage to the front grille was sustained. The CHP traffic crash unit is investigating. Anyone who has information identifying the driver is asked to call (916) 663-3344 or (800) TELL-CHP.

Risks of Pedestrian Accidents

No matter the vehicle’s size, a pedestrian is at risk of a severe injury accident when they have been struck. At higher impact speeds, there is a possibility that a pedestrian may land on the vehicle’s hood or windshield or strike the ground after flying through the air. There are several common types of injuries in pedestrian accidents, including soft tissue lacerations, fractures, and traumatic brain injuries. In addition, the higher the vehicle’s speed, the more likely the pedestrian will die in the collision.

Negligent Motorists Often Cause Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians can suffer injuries from various causes in a severe injury accident. Accidents can occur at or near intersections in many different ways, such as the following:

  • An accident occurs when a driver runs a red light or doesn’t halt at a stop sign as a pedestrian is inside a crosswalk or steps off the curb.
  • Pedestrian accidents occur when drivers cannot stop in time when they are speeding.
  • A driver strikes a pedestrian legally crossing the street after making a right-hand turn without checking.
  • Illegal U-turn drivers cause accidents involving pedestrians.
  • Distracted drivers go through an intersection while pedestrians are legally crossing.

Getting the Compensation You Deserve With the Right Help

A personal injury lawyer can collect evidence to support a pedestrian injury claim. A lawyer can help you collect medical bills and lost wages, and they can also calculate how much pain and suffering you may be entitled to. Your financial stress can be relieved, and you can focus on your recovery with this compensation. Additionally, you should be aware that navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, so having an experienced attorney on your side will make a tremendous difference.

Below is a video featuring accident lawyer Ed Smith offering tips on how to choose an attorney:

Auburn Pedestrian Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, an Auburn pedestrian accident lawyer. We may be able to help you obtain compensation for your loss if a pedestrian accident caused the death of a loved one. Contact us at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for friendly, free advice. If you want to discuss the details of your case in person or virtually, you can schedule a free consultation with us. You may also reach out to us online if you prefer.

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