Pedestrian Injured in Crash, Hospitalized
VISALIA (July 25, 2017) – A woman was injured after being hit by a vehicle at Locust Street and Oak Avenue Tuesday morning, according to The Fresno Bee.
As per the article, the pedestrian was struck by a southbound Volkswagen on North Locust Street at approximately 6:00 a.m. It was not immediately known if the woman was crossing the intersection or walking along the sidewalk.
Visalia Pedestrian Accident
Officials said the victim was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition. At this time, the patient’s name remained undisclosed.
Meanwhile, police identified the driver of the Volkswagen as 56-year-old Francisco Diaz. It was not specified in the report if Diaz stopped and remained at the scene following the collision.
Based on this news report, it remained unclear if Mr. Francisco Diaz will be held liable for hitting the woman. California has several right of way laws that apply to the pedestrians. These laws include the obligation of the drivers to yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing in a marked crosswalk, or unmarked crosswalks at intersections, to not overtake and pass a stopped vehicle that let pedestrians cross at a marked or unmarked crosswalk, and to exercise due care and lessen the speed of their cars while approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
At this time, investigators are still determining what precisely caused the accident. If officials determine that the motorist involved showed negligence or recklessness at the time of the collision, then the victim may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
The lawyers at Johnson Attorneys Group are skilled and well prepared in handling personal injury cases. If you, or a loved one, have been involved in an auto accident caused by the negligence of another person, give us a call 800-235-6801 today for a free consultation.
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