Woman, 56, Hit and Severely Injured by Car in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset
SAN FRANCISCO (February 7, 2018) – A traffic collision severely injured a pedestrian in the area of Fifth Avenue and Kirkham Street on Tuesday afternoon, according to San Francisco Examiner.
The accident was reported at 4:14 p.m. in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco.
As per the article, police said a 56-year-old woman was walking north on 5th Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle headed west on Kirkham Street at the time.
The pedestrian was transported to a hospital with injuries considered as life-threatening. Her name and condition at this moment remained unknown.
Meanwhile, it was not confirmed in the report whether the driver involved stopped following the incident. The investigation is ongoing.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the woman and her family and friends during such a difficult time. We wish her a swift and full recovery.
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 who will be held liable for causing the incident. Once the investigation process is over and it proves that a party has been negligent and severely injured the woman, the victim may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault individual. The claim will include the 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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