Luke George Sonoma: 18-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured In Car Accident By The Intersection of Napa Road Near Hyde Road
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA (March 16, 2109) – An 18-year-old pedestrian identified as Luke George was seriously injured in a car accident near the intersection of Napa Road Near Hyde Road.
Sonoma police are saying that the accident took place around 2:40 p.m. A man was driving a 1998 Mitsubishi and crossing Napa Road and Hyde Road before hitting the victim.
The driver of the car was not injured in the crash and remained at the scene. Luke George was transported to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid accidents. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.” Pedestrians involved in accidents can receive serious injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
A pedestrian that is injured in a car accident may be able to seek legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can evaluate the specific facts of your case and let you know what your options are. Damages in a pedestrian accident claim can include money for lost wages and medical bills. Insurance companies will often work hard to downplay the extent of your injuries. An attorney can make sure that your rights are being protected.
Getting Help After a Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Luke George as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Sonoma Police Department as they continue to investigate. It’s important that drivers slow down along this stretch of road so that additional accidents do not take place.
If you or someone that you love has been involved in a pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help with whatever you need. We can take steps to make sure that you are medically and financially well taken care of after an accident. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need help investigating a case we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.