Man in His 80s Seriously Injured in Accident on Atlantic Boulevard
MONTEREY PARK (October 23, 2018) – An elderly pedestrian was seriously injured after a traffic accident along North Atlantic Boulevard Tuesday morning, according to Pasadena Star News.
The collision took place just after 6:40 a.m. in the 100 block of North Atlantic Boulevard.
As per the article, Monterey Park police said a man in his 80s was crossing mid-block on Atlantic Boulevard when for an unknown reason he was struck by a vehicle.
The car driven by a woman was traveling north when it hit the elderly man between Garvey and Emerson avenues.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Monterey Park, Oct 23
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the victim who suffered major injuries upon impact. The patient was then taken to a hospital for treatment.
The name and condition of the pedestrian at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, police affirmed that the female motorist stopped after the crash.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
Los Angeles 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.
Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the vehicle, whether or not alcohol or drugs also played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the car, and whether or not the driver involved was distracted or reckless when the collision occurred.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, the elderly man may possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Give our experienced Los Angeles County personal injury lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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