San Pedro, CA (March 4, 2023) – A pedestrian was left critically wounded following a car crash that took place in San Pedro on Saturday morning, March 4.
The Los Angeles Police Department was summoned to the crash site just before 12:50 a.m.
According to officials, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of 1002 North Pacific Avenue. The pedestrian suffered severe injuries due to the accident. Emergency medical services responded to the scene to treat the victim and transport them to a local hospital.
The police brought a privacy tent to the scene of the accident as they worked to investigate.
The investigation surrounding the accident is currently ongoing.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
Every year, over 7400 pedestrians lose their lives as a result of car crashes across the United States. Here in California, thousands of victims are killed or severely injured as a result of these accidents every year. The majority of pedestrian accidents are a result of drivers who are reckless and negligent while operating their vehicles.
When pedestrians are struck by vehicles, the chance of suffering significant injuries is dramatically increased. Pedestrians do not have any protection during these accidents. As a result, they are more likely to suffer significant trauma to the head, spinal cord fractures, and other severe injuries that impact their lives forever.
Pedestrians harmed in accidents often have to go through extensive medical treatment, both immediately and long-term. They may require multiple surgeries, hospitalization, and months of therapy and rehabilitation. Not only is medical care extremely time-consuming and painful, but it is incredibly costly as well.
After being wounded in a car accident due to the negligence of another motorist, pedestrians should reach out to a skilled legal team right away. Those who have been harmed due to the reckless and negligent actions of other motorists are able to seek compensation to cover some of the damages that they face. A San Pedro pedestrian accident lawyer can provide you with fearless legal representation to ensure you are able to get justice following your crash.
Your attorney will take control of the legal aspects of your recovery, so you can focus on getting the medical care you need for your injuries and recovering.
At Wilshire Law Firm, our award-winning attorneys understand that it can be difficult to seek justice after an accident, and we take pride in helping those affected get what they are owed. Our compassionate and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers have the skills, resources, and experience needed to provide quality legal representation throughout your case so you can pursue full compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. Contact us today at 800-358-1884 to schedule a free consultation to get started on your case.