Los Angeles, CA (February 26, 2023) – A pedestrian was left injured following a car crash in the Vermont Harbor section of the city.
At around 9:45 a.m. on February 26, emergency crews responded to assist at an automobile accident that took place on West 57th Street.
Preliminary reports show that a pedestrian was walking in the area of West 57th Street and South Vermont Avenue during the morning hours. For unknown reasons, they were struck by a vehicle.
An unknown witness requested assistance at the scene by calling 911.
Emergency medical services responded to care for the injured victim. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for further care.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
In California, thousands of pedestrians are hurt as a result of car crashes that occur every single year. In many instances, pedestrian accidents or a result of drivers who engage in reckless and careless actions. When drivers simply do not operate their vehicles in a manner that is respectful of others, they can cause serious harm to innocent parties.
In accidents, pedestrians tend to be more vulnerable due to the fact that they are unprotected. Pedestrians are likely to suffer from severe trauma to the head, internal organ injuries, and even compound fractures as a result of their accidents. These and other severe injuries can have a major impact on the health and well-being of these innocent victims.
Unfortunately, many of the accidents that occur in our state are due to drivers who are reckless and negligent. Some of the leading factors in pedestrian accidents include:
- Failure to yield: Although pedestrians have the right of way to cross the road in designated crossing areas, we continue to see them harmed as a result of drivers who fail to yield to them.
- Speeding: When drivers are speeding, they are likely to be unable to stop in time to avoid striking pedestrians who may be crossing the road.
- Disregard traffic control devices: When drivers run red lights or pass stop signs at intersections, they can easily strike pedestrians who are traveling nearby.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident, it is important that you reach out to a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer right away. You may have legal options to help you move forward.
At Wilshire Law Firm, we are proud to have helped thousands of injured victims and their families across California collect more than $1 billion in damages. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable attorneys is ready to fight for your legal rights and guide you through the complicated process of filing a personal injury claim. We understand that an accident can be emotionally, physically, and financially exhausting, so allow our dedicated legal advocates to take on the burden so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries without worrying about financial losses. Schedule an initial case evaluation at 800-358-1884 to start working towards getting the justice you deserve.