Pedestrian Suffers Major Injury in Collision With Motor Vehicle
A pedestrian accident occurred on September 29 in Sacramento when the walker was hit by a car. The collision occurred on northbound South Watt Avenue just south of Folsom Boulevard around 11:55 a.m. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was identified by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as a Volkswagen Beetle.
Busy Intersection Site of Pedestrian Accident
The pedestrian was discovered by police lying on the right-hand side of the roadway. The right-hand lane was blocked by the crash. The driver and vehicle remained at the accident scene.
Injured Pedestrian Taken to UCD With Major Injury
The vehicle sustained damage to its front end and windshield in the crash. Emergency responders transported the pedestrian, who suffered a major injury in the accident, to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment. They reported the pedestrian as being in stable condition at the time of transport. The CHP is carrying out an investigation into the pedestrian injury accident to determine who was at fault and how it occurred.
Risks of a Pedestrian Accident
As you can see in the above article, a pedestrian who is struck by even a small vehicle can end up suffering serious injuries. One of the dangers is that the pedestrian will go flying through the air and either land hard on the ground or strike the hood or the windshield of the vehicle. Injuries that commonly occur in a pedestrian accident include traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, soft tissue lacerations and spinal cord damage.
A Pedestrian Accident Often Occurs at or Near an Intersection
Intersections are dangerous places because they are where vehicles, motorcyclists, pedestrians, bicycle riders and others all converge and are going in different directions. The safety of an intersection relies on people staying alert and not acting negligently. It also depends on the intersection being well-designed and maintained. Some of the most common types of accidents at or near an intersection include:
- The driver runs a red light or stop sign and causes a pedestrian accident with someone in the crosswalk.
- The driver is speeding and can’t slow down in time to avoid crashing into a pedestrian.
- A driver strikes a pedestrian who is crossing the street legally because they didn’t check before making a right-hand turn.
- A driver performing an illegal U-turn causes a pedestrian accident.
- A distracted driver is hurrying through the intersection and doesn’t notice a pedestrian stepping off the curb.
Getting the Help You Need to Recover Compensation
A personal injury lawyer can investigate an accident that injured a pedestrian to gather the evidence to support their claim. They can also gather together medical bills, lost wages and calculate what the injured party should receive in pain and suffering. By recovering compensation for your injury, you can avoid financial stress and concentrate on getting well.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Sacramento
I’m Ed Smith. I’m a personal injury attorney in Sacramento. Pedestrian injuries in traffic collisions are often serious and cause extensive medical care as well as keep the person from working. By filing a personal injury claim, you can recover all of your losses caused by the accident. Contact us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice. We can be reached online also. We can arrange a free consultation to review your case, either online or in person, where you can ask questions and find out what avenues are available for you to recover compensation.
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