Pedestrian Hit and Injured by Vehicle at Niles Street and Isabell Road
DATE OF COLLISION: Wednesday, February 20th
February 20, 2019 – A pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Niles Street and Isabell Road Wednesday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol log.
At approximately 6:20 p.m., a man standing in the crossing was reportedly struck by a vehicle. The collision resulted in moderate to major injuries to the pedestrian, whose name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, no immediate information was released on the motorist who hit the victim. Investigators continue to work at this time to determine exactly what happened here and why.
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Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions. 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. A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what transpired. This will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Other factors to consider, was the driver distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact? Police will ultimately determine fault for this accident and issue a report.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the victim in this specific accident may have the right to a personal injury claim and may seek compensation for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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