[05-04-2023] Ventura County, CA – 49-Year-Old Pedestrian Severely Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle in Oxnard

[05-04-2023] 49-Year-Old Pedestrian Severely Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle in OxnardA 49-year-old pedestrian was severely injured after being struck by a vehicle in Oxnard on Thursday afternoon, May 04, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 3:13 p.m. along the southbound 101 Freeway near Rose Avenue.

The pedestrian, Javier D., climbed a concrete center divider before being struck by the 63-year-old Chevrolet truck driver.

Dominguez sustained severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital. His current condition is currently unknown.

It is still unclear what the motives of the victim were beforehand. The driver cooperated with ongoing investigations by the authorities.

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In California, pedestrians have the same legal protections as drivers, passengers, and cyclists in an accident. If you were injured as a pedestrian in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to seek compensation.

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What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

In the aftermath of a car accident, it can be difficult to think clearly. However, what you do and say at the accident scene will significantly affect the outcome of your lawsuit. The following tips may help you avoid reducing your personal injury claim value:

  • Call the police after the accident, and make sure the officer creates an accident report.
  • Document your injuries, the accident scene, property damage, weather conditions, road conditions, and the vehicle that struck you.
  • Take a picture of the driver at fault’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
  • Obtain all eyewitnesses’ names, contact information, or anyone who has seen anything.
  • Immediately visit a doctor or other healthcare professional and inform them of all affected parts of your body.
  • Keep a journal detailing your injuries and recovery. Describe how you feel, the treatment you receive, and the costs you pay.
  • A lawyer should be consulted before accepting a settlement offer from an insurance adjuster.
  • Stay off social media. Don’t post about your accident or its circumstances.
  • Contact a reliable pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrians are much more likely to die or suffer serious injuries in a collision. Pedestrians have no protection in an accident.

Recently, pedestrian deaths have increased in the United States. Most people killed or injured in car accidents in recent decades were pedestrians.

Between 2007 and 2016, pedestrian fatalities increased by 27%, while other traffic deaths decreased by 14%, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

In 2017, 5,977 people died on foot in the United States. According to the latest data, 88 people are killed every minute. In 2017, 137,000 people were treated in hospitals for non-fatal pedestrian injuries.

According to a recent study, Californian pedestrians face a higher risk of injury or death than pedestrians in other states. In 2020, pedestrian accidents in California resulted in 55,000 injuries and 6,516 deaths.

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