Pedestrian in Wheelchair Struck by Vehicle
LOS ANGELES(October 24, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a pedestrian accident versus vehicle occurred this afternoon at the intersection of Gage and Compton avenues.
Authorities responded to a phone call notifying them of the collision which involved a person in a wheelchair and a vehicle.
The Fire Department was quickly made known of the collision as they hastily arrived along with paramedics who assessed the victim on scene.
Following assessment, the unidentified victim was eventually transported via ambulance to a nearby hospital in unknown condition.
No details have been provided in regards to the circumstances of the accident itself and what exactly caused it as CHP officials remain on scene as of 1:30 p.m. gathering necessary facts and information to help determine the liable party.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, the driver will at least be held partially liable for the collision. There are still many unanswered questions, however. 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.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the wheelchaired pedestrian victim may be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit following this incident. Personal injury accident victims are entitled to compensation for damages hospital bills and medical expenses, lost work wages due to injury, and pain and suffering
Contact our staff of attorneys today if you are seeking information or legal counsel following a traffic accident at 855-703-4186.
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