Los Gatos, CA (March 4, 2023) – A motor vehicle accident took place in the Los Gatos area on Thursday morning that sent one pedestrian to a local hospital with injuries.
At around 10:42 a.m. on March 2, troopers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a crash that occurred on Summit Road.
According to officials, a pedestrian was struck by a silver Toyota pickup truck on Summit Road in the area near Loma Prieta Avenue.
Cal fire responded to the scene of the accident to provide assistance.
The pedestrian was rendered aid at the scene briefly and transported to a local hospital for emergency care.
California Highway Patrol troopers are currently investigating the accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
Over 600 pedestrians die every month as a result of crashes in the United States. Thousands of other people are left with serious injuries as a result of these accidents. In most cases, victims are forced to deal with overwhelming and painful physical and emotional injuries. Unfortunately, many people are needlessly harmed by reckless and negligent drivers.
There are several reasons why we continue to see so many pedestrian accidents take place here in California. When drivers are speeding or operating their vehicles above the posted speed limit, they are likely to lose control of their vehicle and crash into pedestrians. Additionally, speeding can prevent a driver from being able to stop in time to avoid a pedestrian who may be crossing in a crosswalk.
Distractions are another common factor in accidents across our state. When drivers do not have their attention on the road ahead, they can miss seeing pedestrians traveling in the area. Additional causes of pedestrian accidents that take place frequently are drivers who fail to yield, drivers who are impaired, and drivers who run red lights and intersections. When reckless drivers because accidents that leave innocent people harmed, it is important that victims take legal action. Seeking the guidance of a pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible can provide you with the best chance of getting justice in holding the person who caused your crash accountable.
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