Car accidents can be serious enough if two motor vehicles are involved, but the severity of the accident can quickly increase if a pedestrian is involved. The lack of protection that a pedestrian has in a car accident can sadly often leave them with serious or even fatal injuries. Unfortunately, many pedestrians are not seen by those drivers who are less observant than is safe, even if the pedestrian is in an intersection. One pedestrian accident in California recently killed one victim and injured another.
The accident took place on the night of Aug. 18 just before 8:30 p.m. and involved one car and two pedestrians. The accident took place in an intersection, but it is unclear who is at fault at this time. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident soon after it occurred, but the woman was already deceased.
The other pedestrian was taken to the hospital for unknown injuries, but their current condition is unknown. The driver of the vehicle was not reported as being injured in the accident. The pedestrian accident is currently under investigation by California police.
Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the injured victim or the family of the deceased victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation for the pedestrian accident. Compensation could be used by the injured individual to pay for any hospital bills, while the family of the deceased woman could use compensation to pay for any of the final expenses of the victim. This could allow both the family and the injured person to focus on recuperating.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News, “Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Canyon Country“, , Aug. 19, 2014