Man Severely Injured in Union City Accident on Alvarado-Niles Road Friday
UNION CITY (September 7, 2018) – A pedestrian was severely injured after a traffic accident along Alvarado-Niles Road early Friday, according to Mercury News.
The collision occurred at around 6:05 a.m. between Mann Avenue and Decoto Road.
As per the article, police said a male pedestrian was walking on Alvarado-Niles Road when he was struck by a vehicle. He was in a crosswalk that reportedly flashes lights.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Union City, September 7
Paramedics responded to the scene and found the man with major injuries that were considered as life-threatening. He was conscious and talking to medical personnel before he was transported to a hospital.
The name of the victim was not immediately released but officials affirmed he was listed in stable condition.
Meanwhile, the driver of the car involved stopped and stayed after hitting the man. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the police at 510-675-5222.
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.
In this case, a forensic examination of the vehicle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the incident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the car, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicle, such as point of impact, its final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, the man will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced personal injury lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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