Pedestrian Critically Injured in Accident at Ocean Avenue and L Street
LOMPOC (June 10, 2018) – A pedestrian was critically injured after a traffic accident in the area of Ocean Avenue and L Street on Sunday morning, according to Noozhawk.
The collision was reported just before 11 a.m.
As per the article, Lompoc police said for an unknown reason a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and L Street.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Lompoc, June 10
Lompoc Fire Department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the pedestrian who was found unresponsive in the roadway following the incident.
The patient was initially taken to the Lompoc Airport where they were airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with unspecified injuries. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was listed in critical condition.
Authorities are gathering more information an evidence to determine what exactly prompted the collision.
Santa Barbara 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.
A forensic examination of the vehicle, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the incident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident, whether or not the motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Once the investigation process is over and it proves that the operator of the car involved has been negligent, the pedestrian involved 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 Santa Barbara County 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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