Woman, 69, Seriously Injured in Crash at Sacramento and Lincoln
BERKELEY (January 5, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after a traffic accident in the area of Sacramento and Lincoln streets Friday evening, according to NBC Bay Area.
The collision took place on January 4 at about 6:45 p.m.
As per the article, police said a 69-year-old Berkeley woman was crossing Sacramento Street at Lincoln Street when for an unknown reason she was struck by a vehicle.
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the pedestrian who suffered major injuries upon impact.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Berkeley Friday, Jan 4
She was immediately transported to a local hospital, where she was listed in serious condition. The name of the victim was not disclosed.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the 69-year-old Piedmont man driving the car involved stopped after the crash and cooperated with the authorities.
Officers are still investigating what exactly caused the incident.
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California has several right of way laws that apply to the pedestrians. These laws include the obligation of the drivers to exercise due care and lessen the speed of their cars while approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the vehicle, whether or not alcohol or drugs also played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with car, and whether or not the driver involved was distracted or reckless when the collision occurred.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, the seriously injured man may possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Give our experienced personal injury lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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