Shortly before 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28th, 89-year-old pedestrian Tzu Tseng Wang was struck by a Honda Civic while crossing near the corner of Los Alamitos Boulevard and Orangewood Avenue in Los Alamitos. The impact left him critically injured. Paramedics transported him to a nearby hospital. Police are investigating the accident and have asked witnesses to call (562) 431-2255, explains an Orange County pedestrian accident lawyer.
Adults aged 65 years and older accounted for approximately 18% of the 4,378 people killed in pedestrian accidents in 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)-more than any other age group. Statewide, 489 of the 3,434 traffic-related fatalities were attributed to individuals in this age group that year.
Whether a pedestrian is crossing within or outside of a designated crosswalk, in most situations drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to that person. Unfortunately, drivers attempting to turn at intersections often fail to yield, so pedestrians should take extra precautions before crossing, including looking left, right, and then left again.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish Tzu Tseng Wang, the pedestrian who was critically injured yesterday, a full recovery.
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