An unidentified pedestrian was hurt after getting hit by a vehicle in Redding on Friday morning, December 25.
The accident took place on South Bonnyview Road and Bechelli Lane at approximately 1:20 a.m.
The pedestrian was reportedly hit at the intersection by a westbound vehicle. He was walking in an unmarked crosswalk at the time of the accident.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 32-year-old Jeffrey Kuhns. The driver immediately called 9-1-1 and remained at the scene to cooperate with local authorities.
The victim was immediately rushed to an area hospital for treatment.
Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the crash. Witnesses that can give additional information about the accident are urged to contact officer Eddy Gilmette at the Redding Police Department, 225-4200.
Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the case. They will attempt to determine the factors and the liability in the accident.
Pedestrians are more vulnerable to the dangers of the roadway compared to passengers of private vehicles. Unlike passengers of private cars with airbags and seat belts to protect them, pedestrians do not have any protection that can help them avoid sustaining fatal injuries.
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, approximately 6,227 pedestrians were killed in the U.S. back in 2018, a 250 increase from the previous year.
Hiring a capable pedestrian accident attorney to represent you is highly recommended. Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. They can utilize their resources to re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain phone and texting records of the responsible party.
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