Man in Wheelchair Hit and Injured by Vehicle on F Street
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Sunday, September 23rd
September 27, 2018 – A man in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle on F Street, according to a local news source.
The accident happened on September 23, Sunday.
Officials said emergency crews responded in the 1900 block of F Street and found a man suffering in major injuries. The victim, who was apparently in a wheelchair, was crossing the street outside of the crosswalk when the collision happened.
Shortly after 8 p.m., the man was transported to a hospital for treatment. At this time, the name of the victim and their condition remained unclear.
Authorities mentioned the driver involved stayed at the location and cooperated with the police as obliged by the law.
Investigators handling the case continue to work to determine exactly what happened here and why.
Kern County Personal Injury Lawyer
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, however, 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. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver was not under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, police said. 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.
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