Santa Clarita, CA (February 20, 2023) – On Monday, February 13, a pedestrian was injured in a car accident in Santa Clarita.
The crash was reported at the 18000 block of Soledad Canyon Road at around 12:05 p.m. A pedestrian was hit by a motor vehicle, and emergency responders found the injured party lying on the roadway. The crash victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment of sustained injuries.
No updates on the condition of the pedestrian have been provided, and the identity of the injured party has been withheld.
An investigation into the cause of the collisions is in the hands of local authorities.
California Pedestrian Accidents
The two groups most likely to get hurt or killed while walking in California are children and the elderly. Almost 700 people were killed nationwide, and 4,000 senior Americans were injured in pedestrian accidents last year. Nearly 39 percent of all pedestrian accidents included children under the age of 15, and approximately 10 percent of these incidents were fatal.
In California, pedestrians must use particular caution. This is a sad reality of life in the state. The majority of drivers in California disobey the law, despite the risk of being ticketed for the offense. Ask any Californian who frequently walks in the state. Of course, it is the driver’s duty to avoid colliding with anyone, but it is the pedestrian’s job to cross as safely as possible.
Cars are significantly heavier and more powerful than a human, so in the event of an accident, the person on foot will suffer the most serious injuries. If a cyclist is wearing a helmet, at least they have some protection, and even a bicycle offers more protection than a pedestrian does. No matter what or who is involved in an accident, pedestrians have absolutely no protection.
After a major traffic accident, Californians can count on Wilshire Law Firm to offer dependable and knowledgeable legal support. Our clients are able to get the full amount of the compensation to which they are legally entitled as a result of the thorough work of our attorneys. Due to the complexity of personal injury legislation, receiving compensation can be challenging for those without the necessary experience and skills. If you want legal assistance as you pursue a personal injury claim, you should contact a Santa Clarita pedestrian accident attorney. Insurance companies will go to great lengths to limit your compensation and deny you what you truly deserve if you have been wrongly injured in a collision and need someone on your side. Call 800-358-1884 to schedule a meeting with a qualified attorney.