Pedestrian Injured Santa Maria Crash at Newlove Drive and Highway 135
SANTA MARIA (January 4, 2019) – A pedestrian was hospitalized after a traffic accident in the area of Newlove Drive and Broadway on Friday evening, according to KSBY.
The collision took place at around 6:20 p.m., in front of McDonald’s.
As per the article, police said a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle for an unknown reason at the intersection of East Newlove Drive and South Broadway. South Broadway is also known as Highway 135.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Santa Maria Friday, Jan 4
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the pedestrian who was hurt upon impact.
The patient was then transported to the hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries. The name and condition of the victim at this time remained unknown, but officers affirmed that the person is expected to survive.
Meanwhile, the driver of the car involved stopped after the crash and cooperated with the authorities. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
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 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 pedestrian victim 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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