Man Struck by Swerving Pickup Truck
BLOOMINGTON (September 6, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a pedestrian accident took place this morning on Cedar Avenue near 2nd Street.
Authorities responded to the notification of the collision at 6:10 a.m.
According to the dispatch report, an unidentified man had been walking along Cedar before being struck by the rear view mirror of a vehicle described as a green GMC Sierra whose driver swerved into the victim.
Upon their arrival, CHP noted that the man was lying on the right-hand shoulder with serious injuries as he was conscious but unable to get up off the ground.
Victim Transported to Medical Center With Head Injury
An ambulance arrived eventually to transport the male victim to an undisclosed hospital.
As of 8:16 a.m., CHP remained present at the scene.
No additional details have been provided at this time.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, the driver of the alleged GMC Sierra will likely at least be held liable for the collision. There are still many unanswered questions, however. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the pedestrian victim may be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit following this incident. Personal injury accident victims are entitled to compensation for damages hospital bills and medical expenses, lost work wages due to injury, and pain and suffering
Contact our staff of attorneys today if you are seeking information or legal counsel following a pedestrian traffic accident at 855-703-4186.
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