Man Severely Injured in Visalia Pedestrian Accident on Walnut Avenue near Shirk Road
Visalia, California (January 22, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle late Sunday night in Visalia, authorities said.
The pedestrian accident happened on Sunday, January 19 at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Shirk Road.
According to the police, a man was walking near the Visalia intersection when for an unknown reason, he was hit by a 2017 Honda Civic.
The man was transported to a hospital with major injuries. His name and current condition at this time were not available.
Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in the accident.
The crash remains under 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.