Luis Avila-Arriaga Injured in Napa Pedestrian Crash on Highway 29
Napa, California (February 23, 2020) – An intoxicated pedestrian was on Friday night injured in an auto-pedestrian accident in Napa, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. on February 21 on Highway 29, just north of Imola Avenue.
Luis Avila-Arriaga,32, was attempting to cross the highway when he was struck by a southbound Land Rover driven by Bettina Sichel, of Sonoma.
Avila-Arriaga was taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa with major injuries.
Sichel, who was not injured, was not driving under the influence.
The crash 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