Man, 60, Seriously Injured in Pedestrian Crash on Ventura Avenue
VENTURA (January 4, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after a traffic accident along Ventura Avenue on Friday, according to Ventura County Star and KVTA.
The collision took place at around 5:40 p.m., just south of Comstock Drive.
As per the reports, police said a 60-year-old man was walking west across Ventura Avenue when for an unknown reason he was struck by a vehicle.
The car was traveling south on Ventura Avenue when it hit the male pedestrian who was not in a crosswalk at the time.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Ventura, January 4
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to Ventura County Medical Center to be treated for major injuries.
The name and condition of the patient at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver involved stopped after hitting the man and cooperated with the authorities.
Officers are still investigating the cause of the incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ventura Police Department’s traffic unit at 805-339-4451.
Ventura 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 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 60-year-old 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 Ventura County personal injury lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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