A female pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle in Visalia on Thursday evening, January 19, 2023.
According to the Visalia Police Department, the crash occurred around 6:45 p.m. at N. Jacob Street and W. Goshen Avenue intersection.
Responders arrived at the scene and learned that the vehicle was traveling north on Jacob Street when it struck the woman on the road. There are no current updates on the extent of the woman’s injuries and whether she was hospitalized.
The driver remained at the site and cooperated with the authorities in the investigation. Officials claimed the crash was not influenced by either alcohol or drugs.
A further investigation continued. Anyone who may have seen the crash is encouraged to contact the Visalia Police.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
As reported by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of people who died in traffic accidents fell by 14% between 2007 and 2016. Unfortunately, though, over that time period, the number of pedestrian fatalities increased by 27 percent.
All of this information paints a grim picture for the future of pedestrians in the United States, where there is a genuine chance that many more may be at risk of suffering lasting injuries or deaths after being hit by a vehicle.
Car accidents claimed 809 lives and injured 14,000 in 2012. Overall, it appears that the incidence of pedestrian accidents in California is higher, as are the rates at which pedestrians are injured or killed as a result of these accidents.
The numbers show that in 2016, over 6,000 persons lost their lives in automobile accidents. An average of 88 people were losing their lives each and every minute as the year drew to a close.
In the United States, almost 137,000 people are injured each year and require hospitalization.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Tulare County
If a pedestrian is injured or loses a loved one in a car accident in California, they can file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit just like the driver, cyclist, or passenger in any type of traffic-related accident.
Just try to imagine the pain of losing a loved one due to someone else’s carelessness. If this happens to you, you can pursue legal action that could result in a financial settlement. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to help you or a loved one file an insurance claim after an accident.
Our trusted pedestrian accident lawyers in Tulare County have extensive experience and accolades advocating for accident victims. Our clients have been awarded compensation totaling $400 million.
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