Because they don’t have a vehicle to shield them, pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries and death when they are struck by a car. In recent months there have been a number of pedestrian accidents in San Francisco, some of which were caused by driver negligence. In a city with so many people walking on the street, these tragic stories should remind drivers how important it is to always pay attention to pedestrians and do everything they can to avoid another deadly incident.
After she was hit by a car while running, a 32-year-old woman was sent to the hospital for treatment of significant injuries that appeared to threaten her life. However, her condition improved later on. The woman attempted to cross Pine Street in San Francisco, near Union Square, when a vehicle hit her.
According to a law enforcement official, the driver cooperated with authorities and was unable to stay clear of the pedestrian. This incident is one of several pedestrian accidents that have recently occurred in the city, some of which have been fatal.
Whether an accident takes place at a busy intersection or quiet crosswalk, pedestrians can struggle with more than just physical and emotional pain. Unfortunately, the financial impact can be devastating for victims and their families, with costly medical and funeral bills. Furthermore, some victims may consider filing a lawsuit but do not know how to approach the legal system. If you are dealing with any of this as a result of a pedestrian accident, you could benefit from speaking to an attorney.
Source: SFGate.com, “Car hits runner in latest S.F. pedestrian accident,” Kurtis Alexander, Jan. 13, 2014