Kings Canyon National Park, CA – Pedestrian Struck on Highway 180
Kings Canyon National Park, CA (August 18, 2018) – A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle on Friday in Kings Canyon National Park. The collision took place 8:14 am on Highway 180. The events leading up to the accident were not released and no cause for the crash is known at this time.
When officers arrived on scene, an injured pedestrian was located lying in the roadway. The vehicle that hit the pedestrian stopped at the scene and was pulled over on the right shoulder of the road. Although the pedestrian clearly suffered injuries, the extent and severity of the injuries is unknown at this time. The pedestrian has not been identified by authorities.
Police have not stated whether they intend to charge the driver for their role in this pedestrian crash. An investigation into this accident remains ongoing.
California Pedestrian Accidents
We hope that the pedestrian in this accident has a quick and full recovery. Pedestrian accidents are some of the most serious and sometimes deadly accidents that we encounter on a daily basis.
In heavily congested cities and towns, it is extremely important for drivers to use due caution when approaching an area frequented by pedestrians. Similarly, pedestrians must make sure that they are always following all traffic laws and ordinances for their own safety. When a driver fails to use the proper care to ensure the safety of pedestrians and an accident results, the driver may be held civilly liable for their actions which led to the accident. In personal injury law, this is a concept known as negligence.
If a pedestrian is injured due to the negligence another, the pedestrian can recover personal injuries suffered as a result, including medical bills, out of pocket expenses, lost wages as well as pain and suffering. These cases are complicated, however, and require assistance from a lawyer to ensure they are properly handled. If you find yourself in this situation, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help walk you through your case.
At the Brady Law Group, we can help. We have the skill and experience to help get you the results you deserve. We offer free consultations. To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, please call us today at 866-478-6483.
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.