Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Accident at 5th and Sherman Avenues
CHICO (May 29, 2018) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after a traffic accident in the area of East 5th and Sherman avenues late Sunday night, according to Chico Enterprise-Record and Action News Now.
The collision took place on May 27 at around 11:30 p.m.
As per the reports, Chico police said the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of 5th and Sherman avenues.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Chico, May 27
Paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the victim who suffered major injuries upon impact. The patient was then taken to Enloe Medical Center for treatment.
The name and condition of the wounded party at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, the driver involved stopped after hitting the pedestrian. The intersection was forced to shut down after the crash but was reopened the next day, shortly after 5:20 a.m.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the collision.
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.
In this case, authorities are investigating several factors such as alcohol or drugs, excessive speed and distracted driving to determine the liability in the incident.
Once the investigation process is over and it proves that the motorist has been negligent, the pedestrian may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an auto collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. Our experienced personal injury lawyer will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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