Elderly Woman Seriously Injured in Alameda Pedestrian Accident on Encinal Avenue and Walnut Street
Alameda, California (February 11, 2019) – A female pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon at an intersection in Alameda, according to a local news source.
Authorities responded to the intersection of Encinal Avenue and Walnut Street after a report of a pedestrian accident at around 1:24 p.m.
According to the authorities, an elderly woman was in a crosswalk when she was hit by a minivan.
The woman was transported to a hospital with major injuries. Her name and current condition were not immediately disclosed.
The driver of the minivan stopped at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
The intersection of Encinal Avenue and Walnut Street was closed for several hours as the police investigated the crash.
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 accident 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