14-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured in Salinas Pedestrian Accident on San Juan Grade Road
Salinas, California (February 21, 2020) – A 14-year-old boy was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle while crossing a street Thursday night in Salinas, according to a local news source.
The accident happened at about 10:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20 in the 100 block of San Juan Grade Road.
Police said the boy got out of a parked car along the shoulder of the road and ran ahead of oncoming traffic toward an apartment building across the street. He was then struck by a vehicle.
The boy sustained major injuries and was transported to a hospital. His name and current condition were not available.
The driver of the involved vehicle stopped at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. Alcohol or drugs were not suspected factors on the part of the driver.
An investigation into the crash is underway. Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call Salinas police at (831) 758-7017.
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