A male pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle in Oroville on Thursday morning, March 02, 2023.
According to the Oroville Police Department, the crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. at 1000 Oro Dam Boulevard, east of 5th Avenue.
The responding officers located the victim lying in the roadway with serious injuries. The pedestrian was transported to Enloe Hospital; no further details on his current state and identity were released.
The driver of the unspecified vehicle involved remained at the scene and claimed they did not notice the man crossing the street. The pedestrian was reportedly about a hundred feet away from a crosswalk during the crash.
No complaints have been made so far, according to the authorities, as the investigation continues.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The number of people killed in car accidents dropped by 14% between 2007 and 2016, according to data compiled by the Governors Highway Safety Association. Yet, over that same period, there was a 27% rise in the percentage of fatalities that involved pedestrians. These numbers suggest that it is becoming increasingly risky to walk along streets in the United States.
In 2016, there were 5,977 reported pedestrian fatalities in the United States. By the end of that year, almost 88 people were dying per minute. Over 137,000 pedestrians were hospitalized due to injuries in 2017.
Approximately 14,000 pedestrians were hurt and 893 were murdered in California in 2012. This has been found to be one of, if not the top cause of pedestrian injuries and deaths in California.
What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident
If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident, you must notify the proper authorities immediately. When dealing with law enforcement or an insurance company, it is best to be as truthful as possible and to avoid making any assumptions. Some innocent victims may feel forced to apologize anyway. If a claimant acts this way, an insurer may have second thoughts about paying out and deny a claim.
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Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Butte County
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