Shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, a four-door sedan struck and injured a CSUF student in Fullerton, reported the Orange County Register. The female student was hit while riding a scooter in a crosswalk on Placentia Avenue near Ruby Drive. She sustained a fracture to her right leg and a concussion and was transported to an area hospital. The driver remained at the scene. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Throughout Fullerton, traffic accidents killed or injured 49 pedestrians and 52 bicyclists in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Fullerton ranked 13th out of 53 cities of a similar size for pedestrian safety and 13th for bicyclist safety in an OTS rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Statewide, pedestrian fatalities increased 3.9 percent and bicyclist fatalities increased 13.2 percent.
When a driver’s negligence causes an accident that injures a pedestrian or a bicyclist, the victim may hold the driver liable for recovery-related expenses, such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more about the rights of the victims of pedestrian and bicycle accidents, please call 866-981-5596.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the CSUF student who was struck and injured.