Pedestrian Hit and Badly Injured in Accident on North Main Street
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Sunday, October 21st
October 22, 2018 – A major pedestrian accident occurred on North Main Street near Menke Street Sunday evening, according to a local news source.
Salinas Police said the man, who appeared to be in his early 50s, was walking east across North Main Street when he was hit by a Mazda 3 heading north.
Injury Pedestrian Accident Sunday in Salinas
Shortly after 7:30 p.m., emergency personnel arrived at the location and attended to the pedestrian who suffered injuries as a result of the incident. As per the article, the man was taken to the hospital for treatment of major injuries including serious trauma to his leg, and head.
Meanwhile, officials mentioned the driver involved stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation as obliged by the law.
The detectives handling the case continue to investigate at this time the precise circumstances that led to 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 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. 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, and may seek compensation for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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