Santa Clarita Car Accident: Pedestrian Injured In Car Accident Near Saugus High School Bouquet Canyon Road and Centurion Way
SAUGUS, CALIFORNIA (September 3, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident close to Saugus High School by the intersection of Bouquet Canyon Road and Centurion Way.
Santa Clarita police are saying that the accident took place around 3:15 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a car hit the pedestrian causing them to suffer major injuries.
A medical helicopter was called to Central Park in order to airlift the patient. It is unknown if the victim was a student of Saugus High School.
An investigation into the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Centers For Disease Control, “(A)lmost 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 involved in accidents often receive a wide variety of very costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Internal trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
All drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and yield the right of way to pedestrians in lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.”
Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can include lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important that evidence is preserved after an accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
If you or someone that you care about has been injured 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’ve successfully resolved thousands of claims and can help protect your legal rights. 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.