Rancho Mirage Pedestrian Accident: 44-Year-Old Woman Injured In Rancho Mirage Car Accident By Bob Hope Drive and Rancho Las Palmas Drive
RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA (July 5, 2019) – A 44-year-old woman was injured in a car accident not far from the intersection of Bob Hope Drive and Rancho Las Palmas Drive.
Rancho Mirage police are saying that the accident took place around 7:52 a.m. The woman was crossing Bob Hope Drive when she was hit. A 74-year-old woman was making a left turn from Rancho Las Palmas Drive when she was hit.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Neither alcohol nor drugs are believed to have been factors in the crash.
An investigation into the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have a responsibility to yield the right of way to pedestrians that are win 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.” If the driver that hit a pedestrian was making a left turn at the time of an accident.
Drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to pedestrians and oncoming vehicles before turning left. According to California Vehicle Code 21801, “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement.” Unfortunately, drivers often get distracted while making left turns because they are looking out for oncoming traffic and not paying attention to pedestrians.
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Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
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