Pedestrian Injured in Palm Springs Accident on Sunrise at Sonora
PALM SPRINGS (October 31, 2018) – A pedestrian was hospitalized after a traffic accident in the area of Sunrise Way and Sonora Road on Tuesday night, according to The Desert Sun.
The collision took place just before 9:30 p.m. in the intersection.
As per the article, Palm Springs police said for an unknown reason a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on South Sunrise Way at East Sonora Road.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Palm Springs, Oct 30
Paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the victim who was hurt as a result of the crash. The patient was then transported to a hospital with unspecified injuries.
The name and condition of the pedestrian at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, it was not mentioned in the report whether or not the driver involved stopped after hitting the victim.
Sunrise Way was forced to shut down between East Palm Canyon Drive and Mesquite Avenue following the incident. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the collision.
Riverside 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 injured pedestrian 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 Riverside County personal injury lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.