Man In Wheelchair Seriously Injured In Pedestrian Accident On Robertson Avenue In Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (March 21, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident on Robertson Avenue.
The California Highway Patrol are saying that the pedestrian was in a wheelchair when they were hit. the pedestrian was thrown out of the wheelchair and sustained major injuries.
He was later transported to the Kaiser Permanente hospital in order to receive treatment. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are far more likely to be killed or seriously injured in car accidents than motorists. Drivers have a responsibility to slow down and be mindful in areas regularly traveled by pedestrians. According to the 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.”
Pedestrian accidents can leave victims with serious injuries including bone fractures, internal trauma, brain injuries and psychological injuries. Even a mild traumatic brain injury can leave a victim needing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of care. A pedestrian accident attorney can evaluate all of the specifics of your case and let you know your options.
Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
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