Pedestrian Hit and Critically Injured by LAFD Ambulance
LOS ANGELES (September 27, 2018) – A pedestrian was critically injured after a traffic accident in the area of Fifth Street and Broadway last week Friday, according to KTLA.
The collision took place on September 21 at around 4 p.m.
As per the article, police said for an unknown reason a pedestrian was struck by a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance at the intersection of 5th Street and Broadway.
The victim was then taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for critical injuries. The name and condition of the patient at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, officials did not indicate whether the ambulance was transporting anyone at the time of the incident.
Authorities are still gathering more information and evidence to determine the cause of the collision.
Los Angeles 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.
Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the ambulance, whether or not alcohol or drugs also played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the vehicle, and whether or not the operator of the ambulance was distracted or reckless when the accident occurred.
Give our experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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