San Francisco, CA (February 25, 2023) – A pedestrian accident took place in downtown San Francisco on Friday morning that left one person injured.
Just after 11:20 a.m. on February 24, calls for assistance came in regarding a crash that took place on Post Street.
Preliminary reports indicate that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk while traveling in the area of Post Street in Polk Street during the morning hours.
As a result of the collision, the pedestrian was hurt. Emergency medical services were dispatched to the area to assist the injured pedestrian. Next, the pedestrian was taken to a nearby medical facility.
The San Francisco Police Department is currently investigating the crash.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
When a person travels in a motor vehicle, they have a metal casing that surrounds them and protects them. On the other hand, pedestrians are often left vulnerable without any padding or protection from other objects. Pedestrian-involved car accidents often result in severe injuries, like:
- Broken Bones: Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles can suffer broken legs, arms, or ribs.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries: Individuals struck by automobiles may suffer traumatic brain injuries if they are hit in the head or if their heads are jerked in any direction. TBIs can result in permanent hearing loss, vision problems, or severe migraines.
- Spinal Injuries: Spinal injuries can have a life-altering impact on a person’s life. These injuries are extremely painful and can result in temporary or permanent paralysis. The extent of paralysis depends on where the injury occurred along the spinal cord.
- Loss of Limbs: Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles can lose fingers, arms, or legs from the accident. The chance of losing a limb is increased when pedestrians are trapped between other vehicles or structures.
Unfortunately, accidents involving young children or elderly pedestrians are often more severe. No matter what type of injury a pedestrian suffers, it can have a serious impact on their life forever. Not only are pedestrians often forced to pay costly medical bills to treat their injuries, but they are often unable to return to work for an extended period. If you are ever involved in a pedestrian accident and suffer injuries, you must reach out to a San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyer right away. You may be able to take legal action.
At Wilshire Law Firm, we understand the complexity of personal injury cases and are committed to fighting for our clients every step of the way. Our award-winning lawyers have decades of combined experience in litigating complex personal injury cases for our clients and have already recovered over $1 billion on their behalf. We make it easy to get started by offering a free consultation with one of our experienced California personal injury attorneys. Additionally, we provide legal services on a contingency fee basis, so you never have to worry about paying any costs upfront. Contact us today at 800-358-1884 for more information about how we can help you get justice after being harmed in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.