Los Angeles, CA (February 17, 2023) – A pedestrian was injured after being involved in a traffic accident in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 16. The incident took place at around 4:55 p.m. at the corner of South Park View Street and West 6th Street.
A pedestrian was reportedly hit by a motor vehicle. EMS and emergency crews were called to the scene to provide aid. The injured party was treated at the scene before being transferred to a local hospital for additional aid.
The severity of the resulting injuries has not been confirmed at this time. More updates will be provided as the investigation continues.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in progress.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
Walking is a great form of exercise, it is good for the environment, and it is a great way to take in California’s scenery and climate. However, the Governors Highway Safety Association reports that in 2016, there were close to 700 pedestrian fatalities reported in the state. This means that despite all the advantages of walking, pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to suffering an injury in an accident with a moving vehicle.
Pedestrians are at a tremendous disadvantage in the event of a traffic accident. By creating seat belts, safer airbags, and accident avoidance systems, automakers have worked aggressively to enhance the safety features of their automobiles, but those outside do not benefit from these advances. Ultimately, a pedestrian is unprotected and exposed in the event of a collision with a car or another motor vehicle. As a result, when a car and a pedestrian collide, the person on foot will undoubtedly suffer more serious injuries.
Accidents between a car and a pedestrian frequently are known to lead to catastrophic injuries. Victims may be unsure of what to do next in order to secure compensation for their damages. An attorney can help you in the aftermath of a crash and allow you to focus on your own recovery.
If you were hurt in an accident brought on by the negligence of another driver, call a lawyer as soon as you can. You need to secure just compensation for your recovery, and an attorney can help you determine how your accident impacted you and your loved ones. Contact the lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm today if you are in a serious pedestrian accident. Our experienced legal team can address any concerns you may have regarding your eligibility for reimbursement. To discuss your legal options with one of our Los Angeles car crash attorneys, call our offices at 800-358-1884 as soon as possible.