Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Mission District Pedestrian Accident at 18th and Valencia Streets
San Francisco, California (March 7, 2020) – A male pedestrian was critically injured when a vehicle hit him while crossing a street in the Mission District neighborhood in San Francisco late Thursday night, authorities said.
Authorities said the pedestrian, a 50-year-old man, was walking across the street when he was hit by a vehicle.
The man sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. His name and current condition were not immediately disclosed.
The driver of the involved vehicle, a 31-year-old man, stopped at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. It remains unclear whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.
Police are investigating the accident.
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