2 Injured, Dog Killed in Salinas Pedestrian Accident at Independence and Constitution Boulevards
Salinas, California (February 12, 2020) – Two pedestrians were struck and injured by a vehicle Tuesday morning in Salinas, according to a local news source.
The accident happened at around 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 11 at the intersection of Independence and Constitution boulevards.
Authorities said two people and their dog were walking through the intersection inside a crosswalk when they were hit by a vehicle.
The two pedestrians sustained moderate injuries and were transported to a hospital. The dog died at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle involved told the authorities that he did not see the pedestrians because of the sun glare.
The accident remains under investigation.
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