Person Injured in Lynwood Pedestrian Accident on Long Beach Boulevard Monday night
Lynwood, California (March 2, 2020) – A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department cruiser Monday night in Lynwood, according to a local news source.
As per the report, a deputy from the Lynwood station was responding to a call for service and they had their emergency lights and siren on at the time. For unknown reasons, the cruiser struck the pedestrian on Long Beach Boulevard.
The pedestrian and the deputy were transported to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries. The condition of the pedestrian was not immediately available and the officer is said to be doing okay.
Authorities closed the northbound lanes of Long Beach Boulevard to investigated 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