Woman Critically Injured In Santa Rosa Car Accident By North Dutton Avenue And West Eighth Street
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA (September 10, 2019) – A woman was seriously injured in a car accident near the intersection of North Dutton Avenue And West Eighth Street.
Santa Rosa police are saying that the accident took place around 7:45 p.m. A northbound vehicle hit her while she was in the crosswalk.
The driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with authorities. The woman was transported to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
Police are looking into whether or not the driver was on their cellphone at the time of the crash.An investigation into the cause of the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
A disproportionate number of pedestrian accidents happen between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. During this time there is less visibility and drivers may be fatigued from working all day. Still, drivers must exercise caution and 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.”
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