Kelsey Diffin Identified as Woman Injured in Eureka Pedestrian Accident on Broadway Near Harbor Lanes
Eureka, California (March 8, 2020) – A woman pushing a stroller with an infant was struck by a vehicle Saturday night at a Eureka intersection, according to authorities.
Authorities said the woman, identified as Kelsey Diffin, was pushing a stroller containing her child when they were struck by a red SUV that was heading northbound on Broadway
Paramedics responded to the scene and rendered aid to Diffin who suffered major injuries in the crash. She was then rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
The child was also taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
Police closed one northbound lane of Broadway to investigate the accident.
Further details about the crash were not immediately provided.
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