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UPDATE: Pedestrian Injured In Union City Hit-And-Run Car Accident With Pickup Truck By San Andreas Drive and San Ardo Court

Nov 2, 2019

Union City Hit-And-Run: Pedestrian Injured In Union City Hit-And-Run Car Accident With Pickup Truck By San Andreas Drive and San Ardo Court

UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA (November 2, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run car accident with a silver pickup truck by San Andreas Drive and San Ardo Court.

Union City police are saying that the accident took place around 2:20 p.m. The pedestrian sustained head and leg injuries and had to be transported to the Eden Hospital. 

Another angle of the suspect vehicle in a pedestrian hit-and-run crash.

Image Source: (Union City Police)

Authorities provided the public with an image of the truck believed to be involved in the accident. Any person that may have information about the driver is encourage to contact Officer Travis Solverson at 510-675-5292.

Liability In Hit-And-Run Car Accidents

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, “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 ages 65 and older are more likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accidents tend to take place when drivers are:

  • Distracted
  • Fatigued 
  • Intoxicated 
  • Speeding

Drivers have a legal responsibility to avoid hitting 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.”

If a driver was using a work truck at the time of an accident the company that they work for may also be liable for the accident. The victim of any 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 pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. 

Getting Help After A Union City Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this accident. Any person who may have seen what happened should reach out to the Union City police department. The driver that hit this victim should do the right thing and turn them-self into the police.

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 legal 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 can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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