Shortly before 10:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 19th, a crash dislodged a fire hydrant and injured a pedestrian in Ventura. The collision, which involved two vehicles, occurred in the 6500 block of Auto Center Drive, the impact sending one of the vehicles into the hydrant. A 60-year-old male bystander suffered trauma when the hydrant became dislodged and was transported to a local hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“In many cases, when a pedestrian suffers trauma due to the negligence of a driver, he or she may seek compensation from the driver for expenses associated with his or her recovery,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis.
Traffic collisions claimed the lives of 10 pedestrians and injured another 196 in Ventura County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Pedestrian fatalities in the state increased by 5.4 percent, from 567 in 2009 to 599 in 2010.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the pedestrian who was injured when the fire hydrant dislodged a full recovery.
Resources for accident victims, such as articles on pedestrian rights and on the injury claims process, are available to the public free of charge.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.