Man Injured in Walnut Creek Pedestrian Accident at Ygnacio Valley Road and San Carlos Drive
Walnut Creek, California (February 21, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle Thursday morning at an intersection in Walnut Creek, according to authorities.
The accident happened at around 5:21 a.m. Thursday, February 20 at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and San Carlos Drive, near the entrance to Heather Farm Park.
Authorities said the pedestrian, a 60-year-old man, was walking toward the park inside a designated crosswalk when he was hit by a pick-up truck that was traveling westbound on Ygnacio Valley.
The man sustained minor injuries and was transported to nearby John Muir Medical Center. His name and condition at this time were not immediately disclosed.
The driver of the truck stopped at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. It is undetermined whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.
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