Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Visalia Crash on Highway 198 near Mooney Boulevard Off-Ramp
Visalia, California (April 5, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle early Sunday morning in Visalia, according to California Highway Patrol report.
The pedestrian, whose name was not immediately disclosed, was hit by a vehicle on westbound Highway 198 at Mooney Boulevard exit at about 12:25 a.m.
Firefighters along with the police responded to the scene and found the pedestrian suffering from major injuries. The patient was then transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Authorities closed the number 2 lane of Highway 198 to investigate the accident. It remains unknown whether the pedestrian was in a crosswalk or not at the time of the accident.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said