Pedestrian, 75, Injured in San Francisco Accident at Cortland and Ellsworth
SAN FRANCISCO (September 19, 2018) – An elderly pedestrian was severely injured after a traffic accident in the area of Cortland Avenue and Ellsworth Street on Wednesday afternoon, according to SF Gate.
The collision took place at around 2:49 p.m. in the Bernal Heights neighborhood.
As per the article, San Francisco police said a 75-year-old pedestrian was hit by a flatbed truck at the intersection of Cortland Avenue and Ellsworth Street.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights
The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital with injuries described as life-threatening. The name and condition of the patient at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the operator of the truck that was towing a trailer at the time stopped and cooperated with the authorities.
The incident forced the intersection to shut down until 5 p.m. Officials are still investigating the cause of the collision.
San Francisco 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, the elderly 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.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an auto accident, contact our experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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