2 Hospitalized After Carpinteria Pedestrian Accident on Foothill Road near Carpinteria High School
Carpinteria, California (February 14, 2020) – Two victims were transported to the hospital after being involved in a pedestrian accident near Carpinteria High School at about 7:47 a.m. February 13
According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, the collision involving two pedestrians and a Toyota sedan took place on Thursday morning along Foothill Road.
The manner in which the collision occurred was not immediately released at the time of the report.
The operator of the involved vehicle stopped after hitting the pedestrians.
The victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the wreck.
The initial report showed that the two people were found awake and alert after the crash.
There were no other injuries sustained in the wreck.
Deputies did not suspect drugs or alcohol to be a factor in the crash. The investigation 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