Man, 66, Hit and Badly Injured by Vehicle on Ocean Street
LOCATION: Santa Cruz
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Sunday, September 2nd
September 5, 2018 – An elderly man was injured in a pedestrian accident Sunday evening on Ocean Street, according to a local news source.
The Santa Cruz Police Department said the 66-year-old man was struck by a yellow 2009 Mini Cooper in the 900 block of Ocean near Blaine Street.
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When medical personnel arrived at the location, shortly after 8 p.m., they rendered aid to the elderly who appeared to be hurt. As per the article, the pedestrian was taken to a Bay Area trauma center, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.
Officials noted the Santa Cruz man driving the Mini Cooper stayed at the scene and cooperated with the police.
Further investigation on the case is ongoing.
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A forensic examination of the vehicle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Pending results of the investigation, the victim may have the right to a personal injury claim. Victims in similar cases are potentially entitled to seek compensation for damages including hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a traffic accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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