Man Injured in Santa Rosa Pedestrian Crash on Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, California (February 2, 2020) - A vehicle struck and seriously injured a pedestrian on Friday night in Santa Rosa, according to police.
The collision took place shortly before 9:30 p.m. Friday, January 31, on Guerneville Road near Cleveland Avenue.
According to the report, the pedestrian was hit by a van in the westbound lanes of Guerneville Road as he was crossing the roadway.
The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment.
No further details were released.
Police are conducting an investigation into this accident.
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.