In the early morning hours of Monday, November 8th, a car struck 30-year-old Jose Trinidad as he attempted to cross near the corner of 14th Street and Newhall Avenue in Newhall. The driver fled the scene, leaving Trinidad critically injured with severe trauma to the head. Police have asked witnesses or anyone with information about this hit-and-run accident to call (661) 799-5112, explains a California pedestrian injury lawyer.
Santa Clarita accounted for 2 of the 214 fatal and 32 of the 4,985 injury traffic collisions involving pedestrians that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2008, according to the California Highway Patrol’s statistics. Statewide, 646 pedestrians lost their lives that year and 12,774 were injured.
Pedestrian accidents often occur at intersections, where drivers attempting to turn are watching for other cars instead of people walking or on bicycles. A driver is required to give a pedestrian the right-of-way and may be held liable for any injuries resulting from an accident for which that driver is responsible. Unfortunately, in a hit-and-run accident there is no driver present to hold accountable; however, the victim may still acquire compensation through the uninsured motorist coverage on his or her automobile insurance policy.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish Jose Trinidad, the pedestrian critically injured on Monday, a full recovery.
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