Car Strikes Pedestrian Crossing Busy Street
An 80-year-old man was struck by a car in Anaheim this evening, blocking traffic at Brookhurst Street and Ball Road. The accident occurred just after 9 a.m. when a black Acura hit the elderly gentleman as he was crossing the street. According to eye witnesses, the man had made it halfway across Brookhust walking west at roughly 100 years north of the intersection when he was hit. The elderly gentleman was not in a crosswalk when he was run down by the Acura. The pedestrian was taken to UCI Medical Center but the extent of his injuries are not currently known.
While many people will point to the fact that the injured man was not in the crosswalk, the reality is pedestrians always have the right of way no matter what. That aside, only a real investigation will indicate if the injured man had true culpability in the accident. The case could be made that the Acura was speeding and could have had time to stop if the driver was obeying posted limits. If this is true, the injured man and/or family members may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the motorist.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian knockdown accident, take action by seeking legal representation. You may just receive compensation for your injuries and bring the perpetrator to justice. Call us today for a free consultation and see how The Torkzadeh Law Firm can help you facilitate your personal injury claim goals.