Serious Pedestrian Accident Occurs in Middletown

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December 08, 2023
Edward Smith

State Route 29 Site of Serious Pedestrian Accident

A serious pedestrian accident was reported in Middletown, southeast of Lakeport on December 1 when at least one person was struck by a vehicle. The collision happened on State Route 29 at Central Park Road around 6:18 p.m. According to the accident report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), they received a call from a woman in a vehicle accompanied by her minor child, who believed she had struck something in the roadway. 

Driver Reported Hitting an Unknown Object in Serious Pedestrian Accident

When they arrived at the scene, officers discovered at least one person in the roadway who was seriously injured. The road was also strewn with debris, and a vehicle license plate was found. The female driver initially didn’t think she had hit a person but came to realize that she indeed did, according to the incident report. 

Weather Conditions Interfere With Medical Export of Injured Pedestrian

Air ops was unable to arrive at the scene due to the weather. From the report, it is uncertain whether one or two pedestrians were involved in the crash. It is known that one of the pedestrians was a male. 

Another Pedestrian May Have Also Suffered Injuries in Accident

An additional injured female pedestrian may have been involved, but the accident report was not updated. No additional information was provided. An investigation is underway by CHP traffic accident officers to determine what happened.

Investigation of a Pedestrian Injury Accident

When a pedestrian is injured in a roadway collision, an accident attorney will conduct an investigation to determine fault. Some of the techniques used to determine fault include:

  • Our investigators will go to the scene of the serious pedestrian accident to gather evidence and take photographs.
  • The area will be searched for surveillance cameras in the area to see if the collision was caught on video. 
  • Accident reconstruction is performed, which indicates how the vehicle was positioned before and during the crash in relation to the pedestrian.
  • An examination is made of the police report to check for evidence and accuracy.

Recovering Compensation Following a Serious Pedestrian Accident

If the motorist is found at fault, the pedestrian may recover compensation for all of their medical expenses caused by the crash. In addition, the injured party may recover their lost wages from their inability to work during this period. Future wages and medical bills are also recoverable if the injury continues beyond the time of settlement. In addition, the injured party can recover compensation for their emotional and physical pain and suffering. 

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