Miguel Gonzalez, 24, Hit and Injured by Vehicle Near East Madison Street
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, September 22nd
September 26, 2018 – 24-year-old Miguel Gonzalez was injured after being struck by a vehicle on North McDowell Boulevard near East Madison Street, according to the Press Democrat.
The accident happened on September 22, Saturday evening.
As per the article, Gonzalez was crossing the street outside the crosswalk when he was struck by a southbound Toyota Highlander.
Officials reported Gonzalez was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with head injuries. The condition of the patient at this time have not ben disclosed thus far.
Thoan Ferguson Petaluma Pedestrian Accident
Meanwhile, authorities identified the Toyota driver as 47-year-old Thoan Ferguson. The driver stayed at the scene following the collision, and cooperated with the police as obliged by the law.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
Car and 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, however, 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. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver was not under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, police said. 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.
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