Knightsen Horse Accident: Horse, Rider Injured In Knightsen Car Accident By Delta Road just Near Byron Highway
KNIGHTSEN, CALIFORNIA (September 16, 2019) – A horse and rider were injured in a car accident In Contra Costa County not far from Knightsen along Delta Road and Byron Highway.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 7:05 p.m. on Sunday. For reasons that remain under investigation a blue Audi station wagon struck the horse causing the rider to fall off.
The road was closed for an hour as police continued to investigate. Authorities interviewed the driver of the blue Audi station wagon.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Car Accidents
All drivers are supposed to keep an eye out for pedestrians and other animals near the roadway. Drivers must use caution to avoid colliding with anyone – even pedestrians outside of marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.”
Animals can be unpredictable, which is why drivers should slow down around them. Victims of pedestrian accidents may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Accident victims may not even realize the full extent of their injuries until several weeks or months after an accident. This is why it’s so important to seek medical treatment after an accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this car accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the California Highway Patrol. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent accidents like this in the future.
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