Man Injured in Pedestrian Crash Near Mercado Del Lago Shopping Center
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (December 16, 2018) – A pedestrian was hospitalized after a traffic accident in the area of Santa Margarita Parkway and Avenida De Los Fundadores Sunday morning, according to The Orange County Register.
The collision took place on December 16 at around 8:53 a.m.
As per the article, Orange County Sheriff’s Department said a male pedestrian was walking near the intersection of Santa Margarita Parkway and Avenida De Los Fundadores when for an unknown reason he was struck by a vehicle.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Rancho Santa Margarita
The man was apparently crossing Santa Margarita Parkway near Mercado Del Lago shopping center.
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and transported the man to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.
His name and condition at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, it was not specified in the report whether or not the driver involved stopped after hitting the victim.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
Orange 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 male 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 Orange County personal injury lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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