Mother, Daughter Injured In Cathedral City Car Accident By Cathedral Canyon and Ortega Road
CATHEDRAL CITY, CALIFORNIA (November 2, 2019) – A woman and her daughter were injured in a pedestrian accident as they were crossing the street near Cathedral Canyon and Ortega Road.
Cathedral City police are saying that the accident took place on Friday around 4:30 p.m. The two victims were hit by a vehicle driven by a 71-year-old resident of Cathedral City.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the two victims. They were both taken to the hospital.
In the meantime, the driver that hit them remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to pedestrians that are in 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 be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
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