Man Injured in San Francisco Pedestrian Accident on 19th Avenue and Junipero Serra Boulevard
San Francisco, California (February 9, 2020) - A man was hit and critically hurt by a vehicle early this morning in San Francisco, the San Francisco Police Department said.
The collision, which was reported at around 3:15 a.m., took place in the area of 19th Avenue and Junipero Serra Boulevard.
According to San Francisco police, a pedestrian walking in the area was hit by a red Toyota Prius heading south on 19th Avenue. It's unclear what led to the collision.
The pedestrian, identified as an adult male, was rushed to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the Prius was at the scene when the police arrived.
The identities of the involved parties were not immediately released.
An investigation into the collision 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.