Pedestrian Injured In Smith River Car Accident On Highway 101 By Indian Road
SMITH RIVER, CALIFORNIA (October 11, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident on Highway 101 by Indian Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 7:36 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a Jeep Grand Cherokee hit a pedestrian.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. They were taken to the hospital with major injuries.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers must use caution in order to avoid hitting pedestrians even when they are outside of lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.” Victims of pedestrian accidents may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Smith River car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.