Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle at Singley and Highway 101
LOCATION: Fernbridge, Humboldt County
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Saturday, December 15th
December 16, 2018 – A pedestrian accident occurred Saturday evening in the area of Singley Lane and Highway 101, according to the California Highway Patrol log.
A dark-colored sedan reportedly struck a man at the intersection around 10:23 p.m.
At least one ground ambulance was dispatched to the scene, but the names of the possible victims in the collision and the extent of their injuries remained unknown.
No other details were immediately released. Investigators continue to determine precisely how and why the accident happened.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian. A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what transpired. This will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Other factors to consider, was the driver distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact? Police will ultimately determine fault for this accident and issue a report.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members the child in this specific accident may have the right to a personal injury claim. Family of juveniles involved in pedestrian accidents may seek compensation for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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