Eureka, CA – Pedestrian Injured in Car Crash on 5th St
Eureka, CA (August 22, 2020) – A crash reported on Thursday morning sent one person to an area hospital with injuries. Just after 6 a.m., on August 20, officers with the Eureka Police Department were called to the scene of a crash on 5th Street.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 44-year-old male pedestrian was walking near the intersection of 5th Street and N Street when he was struck by a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle, which was traveling east on 5th Street. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries in the accident. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Emergency Room for treatment. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the man injured in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
Walking is often viewed as a safe and enjoyable activity. When sharing the roadways with negligent and reckless drivers, it can turn dangerous instantly. Every day, approximately 40 pedestrians are struck by vehicles and left injured across the state of California. These accidents can result in minor injuries for some. However, the vast majority of victims are left with broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and other debilitating injuries that cause overwhelming pain and suffering. Many victims require immediate medical treatment for their injuries. Given the fact that pedestrians are vulnerable to the impact of collisions, they are more likely to sustain injuries that lead to permanent disabilities and impairments.
Many victims involved in pedestrian accidents have problems enjoying activities they once loved. Numerous people involved in pedestrian accidents are unable to return to work indefinitely. , the majority of these accidents are caused by drivers who act negligently while operating their vehicles. When drivers text or talk on their phones, eat food, chat with others in the vehicle, drive impaired, and perform other actions that take their eyes off the road, they are likely to cause life-changing accidents. Not only are victims forced to endure the mental and emotional consequences of accidents, but they are often left with extraordinary financial burdens as well. For this reason, it is crucial that victims injured in accidents caused by negligent drivers contact a pedestrian accident attorney in California as soon as possible.
The Law Offices of William E. Weiss has decades of experience assisting families with protecting their legal rights after losing loved ones in fatal collisions. For nearly four decades, California personal injury attorney Weiss has represented numerous victims who have been harmed in pedestrian accidents caused by careless actions of other motorists to ensure they get the justice they deserve. Our attorneys provide effective and aggressive legal representation for our clients to ensure they are in the best position possible to move forward, get the medical treatment they need to recover from their injuries. We strive to ensure our clients get the justice they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents. Contact Attorney Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to schedule a free case evaluation with an aggressive personal injury attorney in California to see what legal options are available for you.
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