Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Desert Hot Springs Accident at Palm and Hacienda
DESERT HOT SPRINGS (September 14, 2018) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after a traffic accident in the area of Palm Drive and Hacienda Avenue on Friday evening, according to KESQ News.
The collision was reported at approximately 7:15 p.m.
As per the article, Desert Hot Springs Police said the pedestrian was struck for an unknown reason by a vehicle near the intersection of Palm Drive and Hacienda Avenue.
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found the victim suffering from injuries considered as non-life-threatening.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Desert Hot Springs Friday
The patient was then transported to the hospital and was listed in serious condition. The name of the pedestrian was not released.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver involved stopped and cooperated with the authorities. Palm Drive was reportedly closed for several hours between Hacienda Avenue and Ironwood Drive.
Authorities are still gathering more information and evidence to determine the cause of the incident.
Riverside County 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, 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 pedestrian victim 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.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced Riverside County personal injury lawyer to help you. We 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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