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Personal injury can be deadly where pedestrians are concerned

Many California drivers are likely aware of the fact that keeping an eye out for pedestrians is a major part of vehicle safety. Unfortunately, sometimes car accidents can occur despite the best efforts of people behind the wheel. While traffic safety lights apply to everyone sharing the road, they are not a guarantee that no one will ever suffer serious personal injury.

Recently, a California man was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when he crashed his vehicle into another car. He tried to maneuver away from the accident and wound up hitting several cars that were parked along the road. In a devastating chain reaction, one of these parked vehicles hit a 65-year-old pedestrian. 

The driver attempted to flee the scene, but was later apprehended. Unfortunately, the pedestrian died as a result of injuries suffered. An innocent bystander, he likely never anticipated such a catastrophic conclusion to his life. Medical professionals at a nearby hospital put forth a valiant effort to save the man, but the injuries were so severe, their best efforts fell short. The driver has been charged with felony hit-and-run and, additionally, drug-related charges.

Cases involving serious personal injury can be devastating for all involved. Many times, especially when an accident involves personal injury or a fatality, people may be so distraught they cannot determine what to do next. Medical bills, funeral expenses and lawsuits can seem overwhelming in a time of such fright and grief. Many times, victims and their families may find it helpful to seek the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney, who can often assist them in dealing with the aftermath of such a tragedy.

Source: Union City CA Patch, "Pedestrian Hurt In Hit-and-Run; Driver Arrested After Fleeing", Susan C. Schena, May 1, 2018

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