Car Collides Into Pedestrian and Fire Hydrant
DISCOVERY BAY (September 25, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a pedestrian accident was reported this morning before noon at Wayfarer Court and Wayfarer Drive.
According to CHP officials, the driver of a silver Land Rover lost control and veered off the road hitting the victim and the hydrant at precisely 11:28 a.m.
Victim Taken to John Muir Med Center
Authorities attended the victim who had suffered moderate to serious injuries before being transported away via ambulance to John Muir Medical Center with an apparently broken hip.
Meanwhile, water shot out from the hydrant as the fire department was dispatched to the scene to provide a helping hand.
No further details have been shared at this time on the motorist involved and what caused the driver to lose control.
CHP officials remained at the scene as of 12:30 p.m.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, the driver will at least be held partially 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 victims 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 traffic accident at 855-703-4186.
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