San Francisco, CA (March 2, 2023) – A pedestrian accident reported in the South of Market district left at least one person injured. The accident was reported to the San Francisco Police Department at approximately 4:55 p.m. on February 27.
According to law enforcement, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Market Street in the area of South Van Ness Avenue. The pedestrian was hurt as a result of the crash.
Police and firefighters responded to the scene and shut down the intersection as they provided assistance with clearing the road and investigating.
Emergency medical services responded to care for the injured pedestrian and transport them to a local hospital.
Officers with the San Francisco Police Department are actively investigating the incident.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
Pedestrian accidents are the cause of thousands of injuries every year in California. In most cases, innocent people are hurt as a result of drivers who are reckless while behind the wheel. When drivers act negligently and irresponsibly while operating their vehicles, they can cause serious harm to other people nearby.
One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents is drivers who fail to yield. Pedestrians have the right-of-way to cross roadways in designated areas. Additionally, there are various other locations where pedestrians have the right to travel. When drivers fail to yield to pedestrians, they can crash into them in cause serious harm.
Another leading cause of pedestrian accidents is drivers who turn at intersections without looking. Even though a driver may have a green light at an intersection, they still have to watch for pedestrians who may be crossing parallel crosswalks. When drivers hurry and turn at intersections, they can strike pedestrians and cause serious harm.
In addition, impairment can lead to serious pedestrian accidents here in California. When drivers are under the influence, they are more likely to drift off the road and strike pedestrians in the area.
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another driver, you may be able to file a claim for compensation against them. A San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyer can help you seek the maximum possible compensation for the losses and damages that you face.
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