Pedestrian Injured in Crash at Carpinteria and Voluntario
SANTA BARBARA (December 14, 2018) – A pedestrian was injured after a traffic accident in the area of Carpinteria and Voluntario streets Thursday morning, according to EDHAT.
The collision was reported on December 13 at about 7 a.m.
As per a report published on EDHAT website, a male pedestrian was crossing near the intersection of Carpinteria and Voluntario streets when for an unknown reason he was struck by a vehicle.
A witness claimed that the driver of the car was making a turn prior to hitting the victim.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Santa Barbara, Dec 13
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found the pedestrian lying in the roadway, as well as a lunch bag, following the crash.
The patient was apparently taken by a ground ambulance to the hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries. His name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, the motorist involved stopped after the incident and cooperated with the authorities. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the collision.
Santa Barbara County 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.
Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the vehicle, whether or not alcohol or drugs also played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the car, and whether or not the driver involved was distracted or reckless when the collision occurred.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, the male 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.
Give our experienced Santa Barbara County personal injury lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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