Pedestrian Injured In San Luis Obispo Collision By The Intersection of Toro Street and Buchon Street
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA (March 26, 2023) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a San Luis Obispo car accident by the intersection of Toro Street and Buchon Street.
San Luis Obispo police officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:48 p.m. on Monday. A pedestrian was trying to cross the street when they were hit by a vehicle.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. They were taken to a local area hospital in order to receive treatment.
The driver involved in the crash remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
Liability For San Luis Obispo Car Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year. According to the IIHS, “A total of 6,516 pedestrian deaths occurred in 2020. Pedestrian fatalities increased 4 percent from 2019, and account for 17 percent of all crash fatalities. Although pedestrian deaths were 13 percent lower in 2020 than in 1975, they have increased 59 percent since reaching their lowest point in 2009.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Vehicle system failures
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid pedestrians. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Investigating A California Car Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to the pedestrian injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be some accountability for this crash.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a San Luis Obispo car accident? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.