College Student Injured in Fullerton Pedestrian Accident on State College Boulevard
Fullerton, California (February 20, 2020) – A Fullerton college student was struck and injured by a vehicle Wednesday in Fullerton, according to authorities.
The accident happened on Wednesday, February 19 on State College Boulevard.
Authorities said a white SUV, driven by a man, was pulling out of a parking lot when it ran over the student, who was walking along State College Boulevard with her grey backpack on. The SUV dragged the student approximately 10 feet as a result of the crash.
First responders arrived at the scene and extricated the student who was trapped underneath the SUV. The patient was then taken to a local trauma center with moderate injuries.
The driver involved remained at the scene and was not arrested.
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