Pedestrian Hit and Badly Injured by Vehicle at Main Street and Iris Drive
DATE OF COLLISION: Tuesday, September 18th
September 21, 2018 – An unidentified man was injured in a pedestrian accident in the area of North Main Street and Iris Drive, according to Patch News.
Primary reports indicated a man who was crossing the street was struck at the intersection around 3:50 a.m.
Major Pedestrian Accident Tuesday in Salinas
Officials said the pedestrian was taken to the hospital due to the severity of the injuries sustained in the collision. As per the article, the victim underwent surgery but is still in serious condition.
Meanwhile, no information has been yet disclosed on the name and whereabouts of the driver of the Honda Accord involved.
The detectives handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the accident.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian. A forensic examination, however, of both the vehicle and the victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what transpired. This will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver was not under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, police said. Other factors to consider, was the driver distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact? Police will ultimately determine fault for this accident and issue a report.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the victim may have the right to a personal injury claim. Victims in pedestrian accidents are potentially entitled to seek compensation for damages including hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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