Folsom Traffic Crash Injures Pedestrian

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November 20, 2023
Edward Smith

Pedestrian Suffers Injuries in Folsom Traffic Crash on Bidwell Street

A pedestrian was injured and transported to a hospital in a Folsom traffic crash after being struck by a car on November 13. The accident occurred at the northbound Bidwell Street intersection with Oak Avenue Parkway, according to the Folsom Police Department. The vehicle driver remained at the accident scene and cooperated with police investigating the crash. No details were released about the pedestrian who was struck. The intersection area was shut down as the investigation was conducted, and the scene cleared.

Pedestrian Accident Risks

A pedestrian struck by any vehicle, no matter how small, can suffer serious injuries. A pedestrian may go flying through the air and strike the vehicle’s hood or windshield or land hard on the ground. The most common injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents include traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, soft tissue lacerations, and spinal cord injuries.

Intersections Are Often the Scene of Pedestrian Accidents

It is dangerous to be at an intersection because vehicles, motorcycle riders, pedestrians, bicyclists, and others are converging and heading in different directions. It is important for those accessing an intersection to remain alert and not act negligently. In addition, the intersection must be well-designed and functional. A mistimed traffic light, obscured corner and other problems can contribute to a Folsom traffic crash. At or near an intersection, many types of accidents occur, such as the following:

  • As a result of running a red light or stopping at a stop sign, the driver causes a pedestrian accident with a pedestrian in the crosswalk or stepping off the curb.
  • An accident with a pedestrian occurs when the speeding driver can’t stop in time.
  • Because the driver didn’t check before making a right-hand turn, they struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street legally.
  • Drivers who perform illegal U-turns cause pedestrian accidents.
  • Pedestrians are stepping off the curb while a distracted driver is going through the intersection.

Recovering Compensation With the Help You Need

A personal injury lawyer can collect the evidence to support a pedestrian injury claim. Not only can a lawyer help you gather medical bills and lost wages, but they can also calculate what you may be entitled to in terms of pain and suffering. This compensation can alleviate financial stress and allow you to focus on your recovery. Additionally, it is important to note that navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, and having a skilled attorney on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

Attorney Ed Smith recommends the following tips when choosing a personal injury lawyer:

Folsom Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

I am Ed Smith. I’m a Folsom pedestrian accident lawyer. The injuries sustained by pedestrians in traffic collisions are often serious, requiring extensive medical care and preventing them from working. Call us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice to find out whether you can file a claim to recover damages. You can also reach us online. For a free consultation, we can either review your case virtually or in person, allowing you to ask questions and explore what avenues you can use to recover compensation.

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