Pedestrian Hit and Injured by Muni Bus Near Balboa Park BART Station
LOCATION: San Francisco
DATE OF COLLISION: Wednesday, February 20th
February 20, 2019 – A pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a bus near Geneva and San Jose avenues Wednesday afternoon, according to SF Gate.
Authorities said a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus hit a person near the Balboa Park BART station just after 4 p.m. As per the article, the individual made contact with left side an 8-Bayshore bus, which was moving at the time.
Major Injury Pedestrian Accident in San Francisco Wednesday, Feb 20
Medical records indicated medics transported the pedestrian to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. The name of the patient, and their condition at this time have not been disclosed thus far.
No other details were immediately released. Investigators handling the case continue to work to determine the precise circumstances that led to the accident.
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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 in this specific accident 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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