Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Watsonville Car Accident On Green Valley Road
WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (October 19, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident that took place along Green Valley Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 9:13 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation the pedestrian was struck near Amesti Elementary School.
Paramedics were called to the scene and found the pedestrian in the roadway suffering from major injuries. They had to be taken to the hospital.
Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.
Liability In Watsonville Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, “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.” A disproportion number of pedestrian accidents occur in the early morning hours and later at night when visibility is reduced.
Drivers are supposed to keep an eye out for pedestrians and yield the right of way to them at 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.” Drivers are also supposed to slow down in school zones.
Pedestrians injured in car accidents 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. It’s important to continue to seek follow up care 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.
Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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 get the medical and financial support that they need to recover. 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.