Pedestrian Injured In Napa Car Accident By Soscol Avenue and Pear Tree
NAPA, CALIFORNIA (July 13, 2019) – An 80-year-old woman was seriously injured in a car accident by the intersection of Soscol Avenue and Pear Tree Lane.
Napa police are saying that the victim was struck as she was trying to cross the road in the crosswalk. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated.
The victim was transported to the hospital in order to receive treatment. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Every driver is 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 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.”
Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident 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. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are. It does not cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if the are able to successfully resolve your case.
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