Bayview, CA – Man Injured after Collision with Vehicle on Jerrold Avenue and Rankin Street
Bayview, CA (August 24, 2018) – Local police reported that a man was injured after being clipped by a vehicle in the vicinity of Jerrold Avenue and Rankin Street. The accident occurred at approximately 1:20 AM on Thursday, August 23, 2018. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identities of the pedestrian or the motorist involved in the crash has been revealed.
According to initial police reports, the unidentified man was attempting to walk across the main road when, for indeterminate reasons, an oncoming vehicle plowed into him. Sometime later, personnel transported the victim to a nearby hospital, where he received treatment for severe injuries.
Authorities confirmed the motorist stayed at the accident site. Officials did not specify if this individual sustained injuries, as well.
As of now, investigators are looking into a probable cause of the crash. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and our most loving thoughts to the pedestrian and wish him a swift and efficient recovery from his injuries during this difficult time.
Pedestrian Accident in Humboldt County
Given the circumstances, many issues surrounding the pedestrian accident on Jerrold Avenue and Rankin Street remain unresolved. As part of the ongoing investigation, forensic teams will inspect the vehicle and examine photos of the crash site to determine if the motorist had experienced mechanical issues or system failure prior to colliding with the victim. Likewise, officials will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving played any role in the events leading up to the accident.
By law, motorists are required to decrease the speed of their vehicles and provide the right of way to pedestrians along all areas of a roadway. Based on the report, officials have not revealed if the victim had been walking in a marked or unmarked crossing zone on the roadway.
Once the case is resolved, the injured pedestrian may have the option of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. Through legal intervention, this individual can receive compensation for inconveniences including painful injuries and medical bills.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.