Man, 82, Severely Injured in San Francisco Accident on Mason Street
SAN FRANCISCO (March 8, 2018) – An elderly pedestrian was severely injured after a traffic collision on Mason Street near the Fisherman’s Wharf Wednesday evening, according to SF Examiner and SF Bay.
The accident took place shortly before 7 p.m. near North Point and Mason streets.
As per the reports, police said an 82-year-old man was walking on Mason Street when he was struck by a vehicle. Paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the victim who reportedly suffered injuries considered as life-threatening.
Elderly Pedestrian Hit by Car Near Fisherman’s Wharf
The elderly man was then transported to the hospital for treatment. His name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, police did not indicate whether the driver stayed or stopped at the scene following the incident. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the collision
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.
In this case, authorities are investigating several factors such as alcohol or drugs, excessive speed, distracted driving and negligence to determine the liability in the incident. Once the investigation process is over and it proves that the driver has been negligent, the elderly man may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. Our experienced personal injury lawyer will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 800-235-6801.
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