One unidentified person was hurt after a pedestrian accident in Newhall on Saturday morning, May 15.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the accident took place near Railroad Avenue and Market Street at around midnight.
The pedestrian was struck by an unspecified vehicle at the intersection for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the accident have not been established.
The pedestrian was immediately rushed to an area hospital for treatment. Authorities have not disclosed the identities of both parties and whether the motorist stopped to help the pedestrian.
An active investigation of the case is ongoing. Authorities will attempt to determine the factors that caused the accident.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries that may lead to permanent disability and sometimes even death. Common injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents are head trauma like concussions or brain bleeds and traumatic brain injuries. This fact is not surprising as pedestrians are more exposed to the dangers on the road compared to passengers of private vehicles and motorcycle riders.
Unfortunately, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is 25% higher than the national average. In 2018 alone, approximately 893 pedestrians were killed while 14,000 pedestrians were injured on California roadways. Pedestrian accidents are typically caused by distracted driving, speeding, intoxicated drivers, and drivers failing to yield the right way.
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