Woman Hurt in Santa Clara Pedestrian Collision on Cabrillo Avenue and Calabazas Boulevard
Santa Clara, California (February 9, 2020) - A vehicle struck and injured a female pedestrian in Santa Clara Saturday afternoon, the Santa Clara Police Department said.
At about 4:40 p.m. February 8, police responded to a report of a vehicle vs pedestrian in the area of Cabrillo Avenue and Calabazas Boulevard.
A preliminary investigation shows that an elderly pedestrian was hit by a westbound Toyota sedan on Cabrillo Avenue. It's unclear what led to the collision.
Police said the woman suffered significant but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital.
The involved motorist stayed at the scene after the collision.
Police are investigating to find out what caused the crash. Alcohol and drugs were not suspected to be involved.
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.