Minor Injuries Sustained in McKinleyville Pedestrian Crash at Railroad Drive and McKinleyville Avenue
McKinleyville, California (February 17, 2020) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a minor injury pedestrian accident that happened in the area of McKinleyville shortly before 8:43 a.m. on February13.
A 12-year-old boy sustained minor injuries after a black Toyota Tacoma struck him at the intersection of Railroad Drive and McKinleyville Avenue on Thursday morning.
It was not mentioned whether or not the driver of the involved vehicle stopped after the accident and cooperated with the investigation.
Paramedics responded at the scene shortly after the crash and rendered aid to the unidentified victim.
Limited details about the wreck have been disclosed to this time.
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