Woman Seriously Injured in Mill Valley Pedestrian Accident on Miller Avenue at Sunnyside Avenue
Mill Valley, California (January 23, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and injured by a bus Tuesday evening in downtown Mill Valley, Marin County, authorities said.
The pedestrian accident took place at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 21 on Miller Avenue at Sunnyside Avenue near the Depot Plaza.
According to the authorities, the pedestrian, a 56-year-old Mill Valley woman, was hit by a Golden Gate Transit bus while she was walking in or near the crosswalk on Miller Avenue at Sunnyside Avenue. Police said the woman’s left leg was pinned under the front right bus tire.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and extricated the woman. She was then taken to Marin Health Medical Center in Greenbrae with major injuries.
An investigation into the accident 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.