Elderly Man Seriously Injured In Car Accident By The Intersection of West Beach Street and Rodriguez Street In Watsonville
WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (May 6, 2019) – One man was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident by the intersection of West Beach and Rodriguez Street.
The 75-year-old victim was walking through the crosswalk when he was hit by a truck. Paramedics transported the man to the hospital with major injuries.
The driver involved got out of his truck and cooperated with police. There is an ongoing investigation into the accident at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Every truck drivers has an obligation to operate their vehicle safely 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.”
Pedestrians are prone to suffering serious and costly injuries in car accidents. Any victim may be able to recover damages through a personal injury claim. Damages may include financial compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bicycle accident attorney can investigate your case free of cost and let you know what your rights are.
Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
If you or someone that you love 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 about your rights are. We care about making sure that our clients get the support that they need to fully recover. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.