Woman Hospitalized With Serious Injuries After Buellton Pedestrian Accident at Highway 246 and Sycamore Drive
Buellton, California (May 8, 2020) – A woman walking her dog across the intersection of Highway 246 and Sycamore Drive in Buellton was hit and seriously injured by a vehicle Thursday night, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department reported.
The California Highway Patrol did not establish the circumstances that lead to the collision near the River View Park at approximately 8:20 p.m.
The involved driver remained at the crash site after the mishap.
The pedestrian was flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital by an air ambulance for medication. Her name and current condition have not yet been disclosed thus far.
Officials said the woman’s dog died at the scene of the accident.
The crash resulted in the closure of Highway 246 at Riverview and Valley Dairy for several hours.
The Santa Barbara County's Sheriff's Office is investigating 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