3 Pedestrians Hit and Injured by Vehicle at Anacapa and Anapamu
LOCATION: Santa Barbara
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, January 12th
January 12, 2019 – Multiple pedestrians were injured after being struck by a vehicle in the area of Anacapa and Anapamu streets Saturday morning, according to Noozhawk.
Tha accident happened at about 9:30 a.m.
Initials reports indicated a vehicle was heading south on the one-way Anacapa Street, then made a made a left turn onto Anapamu. For reasons still under investigation, that vehicle hit three pedestrians who were attempting to cross Anapamu at that time.
Major Pedestrian Accident in Santa Barbara Saturday, Jan 12
Responding paramedics found all three pedestrians suffering in injuries as a result of the collision. As per the article, one victim was taken by AMR ambulance to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Furthermore, the other two sustained minor injuries but apparently declined medical care.
Meanwhile, the driver, whose name was not immediately available, was reportedly cited for failure to yield to pedestrians following the incident.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, it appears that the driver of the vehicle involved will beheld responsible for the accident that left three pedestrians injured. 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(s) 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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