Hue La Nguyen San Francisco: Hue La Nguyen Injured In San Francisco Car Accident On Interstate Highway 280 off-ramp By King Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (August 8, 2019) – A 30-year-old woman identified as Hue La Nguyen was critically injured in a car accident by the Interstate Highway 280 off-ramp near King Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 12:40 p.m. Hue La Nguyen was hit by a vehicle that remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and took Hue La Nguyen to the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The victim sustained a serious head injury and fractured her pelvis.
San Francisco are saying that the victim was missing her laptop, luggage and wallet. Her husband, Minh Nguyen, now wants answers.
Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the San Francisco Police Department.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Centers For Disease Control, “In 2016, 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. This averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every 1.5 hours. Additionally, almost 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2015. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.” Pedestrians are much more likely to be overlooked due to their small profile. Here are just a few of the most common reasons that pedestrian accidents occur:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Driver fatigue
- Disregarding weather / traffic conditions
- Dangerous left turns
Drivers have a legal obligation to operate their vehicles and keep an eye out for pedestrians. This includes yielding the right of way to pedestrians that are outside of lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950 (c), “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.”
Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Many accident victims may not even realize the full extent of their injuries until several weeks or months after an accident. For example, many victims of serious car accidents end up developing post-traumatic stress disorder. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A San Francisco Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Hue La Nguyen and her family as she continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the police as they continue their investigation. The victim and her family deserve answers.
If you or someone that you love has been involved in a San Francisco pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. 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 rights are being protected. Whether you need a free, independent investigation into an accident or just need more information about a particular incident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.