Shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday, May 14th, a pickup truck struck and injured a woman and a child in Canoga Park. The accident occurred in the 7600 block of Shirley Avenue. Paramedics transported the injured pedestrians to Northridge Hospital to receive medical attention. The driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with the police investigation.
“Whether walking inside or out of a crosswalk, pedestrians have rights and, if injured by a negligent driver, may seek compensation for expenses related to their recovery,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
In Los Angeles County, traffic collisions claimed the lives of 177 pedestrians and injured another 5,215 in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Comparing the design and pedestrian safety of 52 metro areas in the nation with populations of over one million residents, Transportation for America ranked the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana area 27th in its Pedestrian Danger Index.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the woman and child who were struck and injured by the truck yesterday.
The Los Angeles Daily News originally reported this Canoga Park pedestrian accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, such as articles on pedestrian rights and on filing a claim for compensation for expenses related to the injury, 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 lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.