Lynwood, CA (February 18, 2023) – On Friday, February 18, at least one person was hurt after a pedestrian crash in the Lynwood area.
The accident was reported that afternoon at 2:44 p.m. at the 5013 block of Abbott Road. A pedestrian was walking along the road when they were struck by an oncoming motor vehicle. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene to provide aid to the injured party. Ambulances were later called to transport the crash victim to a local hospital.
No further information on the accident has been provided at this time.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is in the hands of local authorities.
California Pedestrian Crashes
Walking is more than just a great form of exercise. It is also a great way to see California’s natural beauty and enjoy the state’s beautiful weather. Even though we should be safe to walk in the Sunshine State, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, California reported nearly 700 pedestrian fatalities in 2016 alone. This indicates that despite all the benefits of walking, pedestrians are especially at risk of getting hurt in an accident involving a moving vehicle, and victims of these accidents need to contact a lawyer to pursue lost compensation.
In the event of a car accident, pedestrians are at a massive disadvantage. Car manufacturers have worked hard to improve the safety features of their vehicles by developing seat belts, safer airbags, and accident prevention systems, but people outside the vehicle do not benefit from these advancements. Unfortunately, a pedestrian is left defenseless and exposed in a car accident, and as a result, the pedestrian will likely sustain more severe injuries. It is well known that collisions between a car and a pedestrian usually result in severe injuries. Victims might be unsure about what to do next to obtain compensation for their losses. After a collision, a lawyer can assist you and free up your time so you may concentrate on your own rehabilitation.
Call a lawyer right away if you were wounded in a pedestrian accident that was caused by the carelessness of another driver. An attorney can assist you in determining how your accident affected you and your loved ones while helping you achieve the just compensation you need for your recovery. If you are in a major pedestrian accident, the lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm are here to advocate for you. If you have questions about your eligibility for compensation, our knowledgeable legal team can answer them. Call our offices at 800-358-1884 as soon as possible to speak with one of our Lynwood pedestrian accident attorneys about your legal options.