Pedestrian Injured In Atascadero Car Accident On Morro Road
ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA (October 15, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident along Morro Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 9:45 p.m. The pedestrian was in the middle of the road when they were hit.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers have a legal responsibility to take measures to avoid hitting pedestrians even when they are outside of lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.” Victims of pedestrian accidents may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.