Pedestrian Seriously Injured In New Rochelle Collision By The Intersection of Stephenson Boulevard and Main Street
NEW ROCHELLE, CALIFORNIA (January 6, 2022) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident by Stephenson Boulevard and Main Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the collision took place just before 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5th. A pedestrian was walking when they were hit by a car.
That driver fled the scene before being captured by police officers and charged with DUI and hit-and-run. The 22-year-old pedestrian was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Liability In New Rochelle Hit-And-Run Accidents
Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. They have a small profile and are more likely to be overlooked in collisions. They also lack the protection of enclosed vehicles. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” Elderly pedestrians and young children are typically at the greatest risk for being involve in car accidents. There are many factors that could potentially contribute to a pedestrian accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver intoxication
Every driver has a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. When a driver is involved in an accident, they must remain at the scene and report the accident to police. Fleeing the scene of a car accident can result in criminal charges. Victims may also be able to seek aid through a negligence claim. Car accidents tend to leave victims with very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may be able to seek aid through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It is extremely important to seek legal guidance after an accident. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New Rochelle Hit-And-Run Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the pedestrian injured in this accident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened for the sake of the victim.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of another driver? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. 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 a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.