Joe Barrett Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Concord Pedestrian Accident on Port Chicago Highway On-Ramp to Eastbound Highway 4
Concord, California (February 12, 2020) – Joe Barrett, 18, of Concord, has been identified as the pedestrian who was struck and critically injured by a hit-and-run driver Monday night in Concord.
The accident happened at about 9:15 p.m. Monday, February 10 on the Port Chicago Highway on-ramp to eastbound Highway 4.
According to the report, Barrett had just gotten off a bus when he was hit by a vehicle.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and found Barrett suffering from critical injuries. He was transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek for treatment.
The driver suspected to have struck Barrett fled the scene after the accident. However, a person of interest was located.
No additional information was provided.
The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the CHP's Contra Costa office at (925) 646-4980.
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