Person Injured in Salinas Pedestrian Accident at Boronda and McKinnon Streets
Salinas, California (February 12, 2020) – A pedestrian was injured after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning in Salinas, according to police.
The pedestrian accident happened at about 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 11 at the intersection of Boronda and McKinnon streets.
Police said the pedestrian was crossing the street in a crosswalk when they were struck by a vehicle.
The pedestrian sustained minor to moderate injuries and was transported to a hospital. The name and condition of the victim were not immediately available.
The driver of the vehicle involved remained at the scene and told police that he did not see the victim on the road. He also mentioned sun glare played a role in the accident
An investigation into the crash is underway.
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