A child was injured after a pedestrian accident at Jackson and Garfield Street on Saturday afternoon, October 9.
The crash transpired at approximately 3:45 p.m. in the area of Jackson Street and Garfield Street.
A northbound Mercedes SUV was traveling on Jackson Street when it ran a red light and hit a westbound Chevrolet Cruze on Garfield Street.
Due to the severity of the impact, one of the vehicles reportedly struck a juvenile pedestrian who was attempting to cross a crosswalk in Jackson Street.
Due to the severity of the impact, the young victim was ejected into the air and landed on a stopped Toyota Camry on southbound Jackson Street.
The young victim sustained serious in the mishap. They were immediately taken to an area hospital and are currently in critical condition.
Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. The accident is currently under further investigation.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
When it comes to traffic accidents, pedestrians are the most vulnerable because they have no form of protection from oncoming vehicles. Seat belts and airbags are standard equipment for car passengers which is why passengers in enclosed vehicles are more protected than pedestrians.
Pedestrian accidents in the U.S. have become an increasing concern over the past 33 years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Administration, 6,227 pedestrians died in the United States in 2018.
When it comes to pedestrian accident cases, California ranks near the top. The state’s pedestrian fatality rate exceeds the national average by almost 25%. In 2018 alone, 893 pedestrians were killed and 14,000 were injured in California.
Human error is the primary factor in the vast majority of automobile accidents, according to the data available. Distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, inclement weather, wrong-way driving, and failing to obey traffic laws are all examples of reckless driving.
Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents in Riverside County
Dealing with a pedestrian injury that takes time to heal is very hard. It could cause significant trauma in a victim’s personal life, such as in their work and family. If the victims try to defend themselves, they will likely be left vulnerable. The victims are advised to use a lawyer to pursue a personal injury claim.
Attorneys can help their clients get a fair settlement by negotiating with insurance companies on their behalf, which can happen through a personal injury claim. Contact Arash Law if you believe that someone else is responsible for your loved one’s death or injury. You can seek justice and ensure that you get proper compensation because we have the resources and experience to do so.
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