Woman Seriously Injured in Goleta Pedestrian Accident on Calle Real near Shopping Center
Goleta, California (March 15, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a truck while crossing a street near the Calle Real Shopping Center in Goleta Thursday night, authorities said.
Authorities said a woman was walking across the street in a crosswalk when she was hit by a full-size Chevrolet truck
Emergency crews responded to the scene and found the woman suffering from major injuries following the accident. She was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment. Her name and condition were not immediately disclosed.
The truck driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police. He told the authorities that he consumed some alcohol before the collision.
It was later determined that the driver was not under the influence and was well under the legal limit for blood-alcohol content.
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