[11-16-2021] Mendocino County, CA – Pedestrian Crash in Fort Bragg Injures Two Boys

Two boys were injured following a pedestrian crash in Fort Bragg on Tuesday morning, November 16, 2021.

[11-16-2021] Mendocino County, CA - Pedestrian Crash in Fort Bragg Injures Two BoysThe crash transpired at approximately 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Oak and Harold Streets in Fort Bragg.

Two 11-year-old boys were walking at the intersection when a passing pickup truck suddenly struck them for unclear reasons.

One of the teenagers sustained moderate injuries in the crash, while the other suffered from minor injuries. One was taken to an area hospital for further treatment, while the other received treatment at the scene.

The driver that struck the two boys remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. He claims that his vision was impaired by the sun, causing him to hit the two boys.

The accident is currently under further investigation. Authorities will attempt to determine the factors and the liability in the accident.

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Fatal Pedestrian Crash Statistics

Pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries on California roads are increasing at an alarming rate. More people are taking to the streets to get around, whether it’s to get to and from work, school, or the grocery store, or just for the sake of getting some fresh air and being outside.

Walking is becoming more and more dangerous even though it is being promoted as a positive, healthy, and community-building alternative to driving.

More than 4,800 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the United States last year, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In the same year, approximately 150,000 pedestrians were injured and sought medical attention.

Since 2014, the number of pedestrians killed on California’s roads has increased by 26%. In the same year, over 14000 pedestrians were injured. Between 2009 and 2018, more than 7,500 people were killed while crossing the street in California.

There are about 25% more pedestrian deaths in California than in the rest of the country on average. California has the highest number of pedestrian deaths in the United States. The California Office of Traffic Safety provided these statistics.

Some of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents are driving carelessness, excessive speed, and the failure of drivers to yield to pedestrians.

Mendocino County Fatal Pedestrian Accident for Victims

The financial, emotional, and physical consequences of a car accident can be devastating. In some cases, the negligent driver may be liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, and future earning capacity, as well as your emotional distress, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you find yourself in this position, please get in touch with us to go over your legal options.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident in Mendocino County, our Arash Law pedestrian accident attorneys can help you file a claim or lawsuit. You are entitled to full restitution for the harm caused to you as a result of the other party’s carelessness.

If you believe that someone else is to blame for the death or injury of a loved one, contact Arash Law today. Because we have the resources and expertise to do so, you can seek redress and ensure that you are fairly compensated.

We have offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento and San Francisco, Orange County, and San Diego. Please call (888) 488-1391 to speak with a California personal injury attorney.

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