Woman Seriously Injured in Fullerton Pedestrian Accident at Orangethorpe Avenue and Euclid Street; Mustapha Baion Arrested
Fullerton, California (March 3, 2020) - A woman was struck and seriously injured by a suspected drunk driver Sunday night in Fullerton, according to a local news source.
The crash took place just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at the intersection of Orangethorpe Avenue and Euclid Street.
Authorities said the woman was walking across the Fullerton intersection when she was struck by a silver Honda sedan driven by Mustapha Baion, 34, of Fullerton.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. Her name and current condition remained undisclosed.
Baion stopped at the scene after hitting the woman. Police gave her field sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion driving while under the influence of drugs.
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