Pedestrian Injured in Mountain View Accident at Shoreline and Villa Street
MOUNTAIN VIEW (September 1, 2018) – A pedestrian was hospitalized after a traffic collision in the area of Shoreline Boulevard and Villa Street on Friday evening, according to Mercury News.
The accident took place at about 6 p.m.
As per the article, Mountain View police said a female pedestrian was crossing the road when she was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Shoreline Boulevard and Villa Street.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Mountain View, August 31
The car was turning onto southbound Shoreline Boulevard from Villa Street when it hit the woman.
Paramedics responded to the scene and took the victim to a hospital with unspecified injuries. Her name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver involved stopped after hitting the woman and cooperated with the officers. Authorities are still gathering more information and evidence to determine what exactly prompted the incident.
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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.
In this case, a forensic examination of the vehicle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the incident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the car, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicle, such as point of impact, its final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, the woman will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced personal injury lawyer to help you. We 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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