Pedestrian Hurt in Oroville Accident at Veatch Street and Mitchell Avenue
Oroville, California (February 8, 2020) - A vehicle struck and injured a pedestrian walking across an Oroville street on Friday morning, the Oroville police said.
The intersection of Veatch Street and Mitchell Avenue was the scene of the collision, which took place at around 11:44 a.m. February 7.
According to investigators, the pedestrian was walking across Veatch Street at Mitchell Avenue when he was hit by a Ford Focus traveling north.
Responding medics removed the victim from the hood of the car and transported him to Oroville Hospital with moderate injuries.
Alcohol and drugs were not believed to have played a role in the crash.
The Oroville Police Department is investigating the incident.
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.