Pedestrian Struck and Seriously Hurt by Vehicle on Highway 1 at Aguajito Road in Monterey
Monterey, California (January 19, 2020) – A pedestrian accident that took place in Monterey on Friday night sent a male party to the hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The major-injury crash happened shortly before 7:37 p.m. on the northbound side of Highway 1 at Aguajito Road onramp.
Officials said the accident involved a male pedestrian and a black Chevrolet Malibu.
The manner in which the collision occurred was not immediately disclosed at the time of the report. The Malibu acquired moderate front-end damage upon the impact.
It was not mentioned whether or not the operator of the involved vehicle stopped after hitting the man and cooperated with the investigation.
The victim sustained major injuries and received first aid treatment from emergency crews who responded shortly after the wreck.
The patient was then hospitalized for further treatment.
More details regarding the crash will be released immediately after the CHP completes the investigation.
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.