Pedestrian Injured In Los Banos Car Accident By Cabernet Street and Birchwood Avenue
LOS BANOS, CALIFORNIA (October 31, 2019) – A 20-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident not far from the intersection of Cabernet Street and Birchwood Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 4:21 p.m. on October 29th. The victim was walking three dogs when he was hit by a vehicle that was turning onto Cabernet Street.
One of the dogs was also run over in the accident. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim/ He was taken to the Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
The 35-year-old driver that hit the victim was cited for driving on a suspended license.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and to yield the right of way to pedestrians in lawfully 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.” Victims of pedestrian accidents will typically have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
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