53-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured In San Francisco Car Accident By Oakdale Avenue and Newhall Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (August 15, 2019) – A 53-year-old pedestrian was injured in a car accident by the intersection of Oakdale Avenue and Newhall Street.
San Francisco police are saying that the pedestrian was hit as they were trying to cross the street. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim.
The driver that hit the victim remained at the scene and cooperated with police. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid accidents. 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 pedestrian that is injured while crossing the road may be entitled to compensation for damages. This can include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a pedestrian accident in San Francisco. You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the support that they deserve. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.