[09-11-2023] Los Angeles County, CA – Unidentified Pedestrian Hospitalized Following Vehicle Collision in Santa Clarita

[09-11-2023] Unidentified Pedestrian Hospitalized Following Vehicle Collision in Santa ClaritaAn unidentified pedestrian was hospitalized after a vehicle collision in Santa Clarita on Monday morning, September 11, 2023.

According to Los Angeles County Fire Department spokeswoman Kaitlyn A., the incident occurred near the intersection of McBean Parkway and Decoro Drive at around 7:35 a.m.

LACFD firefighters arrived at the scene five minutes after the crash and transported the victim to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

No additional details were provided about the crash, including whether the driver stayed at the scene. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the authorities immediately.

The investigation into the collision continues.

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All pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and passengers are given equal protection under California law. It is your right to pursue compensation if a negligent driver causes you or a loved one injury or death.

When you schedule a free consultation with our highly skilled legal team, we are confident you will receive sound legal advice. They will consider all relevant factors that may impact the settlement offer, and the details of your case will be thoroughly discussed.

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What to Do After A Pedestrian Accident

You may find it difficult to make decisions after an accident, but your words and actions at the accident scene may significantly impact your lawsuit. Therefore, you must be ready to deal with it before it happens. Consider these recommendations to maximize the value of your injury claim:

  1. Call the police after the accident, and make sure the officer creates an accident report.
  2. Document your injuries, the accident scene, property damage, weather conditions, road conditions, and the vehicle that struck you.
  3. Take a picture of the driver at fault’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
  4. Obtain all eyewitnesses’ names, contact information, or anyone who has seen anything.
  5. Visit a doctor or other healthcare professional immediately and inform them of all affected parts of your body.
  6. Keep a journal detailing your injuries and recovery. Describe how you feel, the treatment you receive, and the costs you pay.
  7. Consult a lawyer before accepting a settlement offer from an insurance adjuster.
  8. Stay off social media. Please don’t post about your accident or its circumstances.
  9. Contact a trustworthy pedestrian accident lawyer in California as soon as possible to discuss your case.

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Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Because pedestrians lack protection, they are more likely to be injured or killed in accidents. There has been an alarming increase in pedestrian fatalities and vehicle-related damages in the United States in recent years.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities increased by 27% between 2007 and 2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14%.

In 2017, 5,977 pedestrians died in the United States, averaging 88 deaths per day. There were also approximately 137,000 non-fatal pedestrian injuries treated in hospitals.

A recent study found that California carries the highest risk for pedestrian injuries and fatalities compared to other states. Approximately 55,000 pedestrian accidents and 6,516 pedestrian deaths were reported by the California Department of Transportation in 2020.

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