A 32-year-old Anaheim man was struck by a Park and Recreations pickup while sleeping under a tree in Modjeska Park. The collision occurred around 11:45 a.m. after a maintenance worker cut across the grass to head towards a trash can. The driver of the truck said he “felt something” and stopped the vehicle to investigate. It was then that he realized that he had run over a man who had been snoozing under a tree. Investigators are looking into the pedestrian accident to see if there was any way the driver could have avoided hitting the Anaheim resident. The struck man was alert and did not seem to be seriously harmed in the incident but was transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
Hopefully, the medical staff will find nothing wrong with the victim. If tests indicate he is fine, he can count himself lucky. As so often happens, a truck accident where a pedestrian or any individual on foot is struck could result in life altering injury or death. When that occurs, the accident victim can file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.
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