Man in His 60s Seriously Injured in Berkeley Accident on Hearst Avenue
BERKELEY (September 11, 2018) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after traffic accident along Hearst Avenue on Tuesday, according to East Bay Times.
The collision took place at about 5:46 p.m. in the 2300 block of Hearst Avenue between LeConte and Euclid avenues.
As per the article, Berkeley police said for an unknown reason a man in his 60s was struck by a vehicle on Hearst Avenue in the Northside neighborhood.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Berkeley’s Northside, September 11
The victim, who was responsive when paramedics arrived, suffered major injuries as a result of the crash. He was then transported to an area hospital for further treatment.
His name and condition at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, the driver of the car involved stopped and cooperated with the authorities.
Hearst Avenue was forced to shut down following the incident. All lanes reopened as of 8:20 p.m. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
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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.
In this case, a forensic examination of the vehicle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the incident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the car, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicle, such as point of impact, its final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, the male pedestrian will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
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