Major Injury Accident on Shake Ridge Road Monday
LOCATION: Volcano, Amador County
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Monday, September 24th
September 24, 2018 – At least one person was injured Monday morning in a pedestrian accident on Shake Ridge Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol dispatch, an unidentified person was struck by a vehicle in the 23141 block of Shake Ridge Road, just behind Lockwood Volunteer Firehouse.
First responders reportedly found a female party walking on the roadway, but role of the woman in the collision remained unclear at this time.
The CHP initially logged the incident as an unknown injury case, but later changed it to major injury. No immediate information was released on the name of the victim, and their condition at this time.
Detectives handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the accident.
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Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions. 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, however, 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. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver was not under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, police said. 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, Mr. Alvin Estrada may have the right to a personal injury claim. Victims in pedestrian accidents would potentially be entitled to seek compensation for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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