2 Women Injured in Tenderloin Pedestrian Accident at Turk and Hyde Streets
San Francisco, California (March 5, 2020) – Two pedestrians were struck and injured by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday morning while crossing a street in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, according to authorities.
Authorities said the women, ages 55 and 70, were crossing the street inside a designated crosswalk when they were struck by a vehicle.
Both women sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a hospital.
The driver of the involved vehicle fled southbound on Hyde Street. Authorities are still looking for the hit-and-run motorist.
The accident 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