Pedestrian Struck and Seriously Injured by Vehicle on Harrison Street in Taft
Taft, California (May 25, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle at the location of 320 Harrison Street, near a meat market in Taft Saturday night, May 23.
The California Highway Patrol did not immediately establish the manner in which the 9:00 p.m. major injury crash occurred between Date Street and Cedar Street.
The Pedestrian sustained major injuries following the mishap. The unidentified victim was attended to by medical personnel and then transported to the hospital for further aid.
It was not mentioned whether or not the driver of the involved vehicle stopped after the wreck and cooperated with the investigation.
The CHP is still investigating to determine the cause of 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.