Pedestrian Injured San Francisco In Car Accident At The Intersection of Stockton Street and Columbus Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (July 12, 2019) – An elderly woman was seriously injured in a car accident by the intersection of Stockton Street and Columbus Avenue.
San Francisco police are saying that an 84-year-old woman was attempting to cross the street and was hit by a vehicle. Paramedics and firefighters rushed to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim.
The woman was transported to the hospital with major injuries. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicle 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.”
Pedestrian accidents tend to spike at night and in the early morning hours. Certain intersections in San Francisco have been particularly dangerous for senior citizens and children. Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages may include money for 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 legal options are.
Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply about making sure that accident victims get all of the support that they deserve. Whether you need more information about an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.