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UPDATE: Pedestrian Critically Injured In Valley Glen Car Accident By Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Sherman Way

Sep 26, 2019

Pedestrian Critically Injured In Valley Glen Car Accident By Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Sherman Way

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (September 26, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident not far from the intersection of Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Sherman Way.

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 3:30 a.m. Paramedics rushed to the scene and came across the pedestrian who was not breathing. 

They were taken to the hospital with critical injuries. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time. 

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.” There are a number of factors associated with pedestrian accidents including:

  • Intoxication
  • Speeding
  • Distraction
  • Fatigue

Drivers are supposed to take measures to avoid hitting pedestrians even when they are outside of lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “Subdivision (b) does not relieve a driver of a vehicle from the duty of exercising due care for the safety of any pedestrian within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.” 

Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important that evidence is preserved after an accident. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. 

Investigating A Pedestrian Accident

Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a 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 are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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