85-Year-Old Man Seriously Injured in Eureka Pedestrian Accident at Walnut and Home Drives
Eureka, California (February 4, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle Monday afternoon in Eureka, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The accident took place at around 12:53 p.m. Monday, February 3 at the intersection of Walnut and Home drives.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found an 85-year-old man suffering from major injuries.
The man was transported to a hospital for treatment. His name and condition at this time remained undisclosed.
Further details regarding the accident were not immediately provided.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the 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