A man suffered critical injuries in a Westminster car accident after he was struck by a vehicle. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the night of July 5, 2011 in the 6700 block of Garden Grove Boulevard. Officials say the man got out of his pickup truck to retrieve a cardboard box when he was struck by a pickup in the number two eastbound lane. The victim was transported to a local trauma center with a skull fracture and a broken leg. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to this critically injured victim and his family for what they are going through at this time. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one person died and 29 were injured as a result of pedestrian accidents in Westminster. In Orange County as a whole, 31 fatalities and 785 injuries were reported as a result of pedestrian accidents during the same year.
What Caused This Injury Collision?
Based on this news report, it appears that the pedestrian stopped his vehicle and got off to pick up a cardboard box and was struck by the truck. There are still several unanswered questions here. How fast was the driver of the pickup going? Did the victim turn on his hazard lights? Was the driver of the pickup truck able to see the victim on the roadway? Was the driver of the pickup distracted, inattentive or speeding at the time? I trust officials are looking at these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
Fault and Liability
If the driver of the pickup is determined to have been at fault, he could be held liable for the victim’s serious injuries. Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for all medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. Victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.
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