Black Male Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Victorville Semi-Truck Accident On The 15 Freeway By the La Mesa Road Offramp
VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA (June 2, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a semi-truck on the interstate 15 freeway by the La Mesa Road Offramp.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the black pedestrian was hit on Saturday afternoon. The driver of the semi-truck remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
Paramedics and firefighters rushed to put the victim on a stretches before he was airlifted by a mercy air helicopter.
An investigation into the cause of the pedestrian accident is ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Truck drivers have a responsibility to scan the road ahead of them and take steps to avoid hitting pedestrians. It’s also important that truck drivers operate their vehicles according to the prevailing conditions. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
Truck drivers that fail to take measures to avoid hitting pedestrians may face civil liability in the event of an accident. Any person that is injured in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
Have you or someone that you love been hit by a truck in Victorville? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We can take steps to make sure that evidence is being preserved and that your rights are being protected. Whether you have questions about your rights or need help with medical bills we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.