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UPDATE: Kim Nguyen Injured In Rialto Hit-And-Run Car Accident On South Riverside Avenue

Sep 29, 2019

Kim Nguyen Rialto: Kim Nguyen Injured In Rialto Hit-And-Run Car Accident On South Riverside Avenue

RIALTO, CALIFORNIA (September 29, 2019) – A 75-year-old woman identified as Kim Nguyen was seriously injured in a car accident while walking near South Riverside Avenue. 

Rialto police are saying that Kim Nguyen was walking from her apartment complex when she was struck by a Toyota. The driver of the Toyota fled the scene without stopping. 

Paramedics and police were called to the scene. Kim Nguyen was found severely injured lying the roadway. She was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. 

The Rialto police department is asking anyone that may have seen the accident to reach out to them at (909) 820-2550. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Pedestrian Accidents 

According to the Centers For Disease Control, “Almost 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2015. Pedestrians ages 65 and older accounted for 20% of all pedestrian deaths in 20161 and an estimated 15% of all pedestrians injured in 2015.” Pedestrian accidents tend to happen when drivers are:

  • Distracted
  • Intoxicated
  • Speeding
  • Fatigued

Drivers have a legal responsibility to keep an eye out for 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.”

Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are. 

Investigating A Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Kim Nguyen and her family as she continues to recover. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help prevent additional accidents like this. Any person that may have seen the perpetrator should reach out to the Rialto police department. 

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a pedestrian 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 a free investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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