Pedestrian Injured in Berkeley Crash on Delaware Street
BERKELEY (January 9, 2019) – A pedestrian was hospitalized after a traffic accident along Delaware Street on Monday evening, according to East Bay Times.
The collision took place on January 7 at around 6 p.m. in the 1400 block of Delaware Street near Acton Street.
As per the article, police said a male pedestrian was crossing Delaware Street near the south entrance of the North Berkeley BART station when for an unknown reason he was struck by a vehicle.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Berkeley Monday, Jan 7
The car was traveling west when it hit the victim who was reportedly walking in a crosswalk at the time.
Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to an area hospital to be treated a head injury.
The name and condition of the patient at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, the driver involved stopped after the crash and cooperated with the authorities.
Officials are still investigating the cause of the incident.
Personal Injury Lawyer
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 male pedestrian 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.