A car accident in San Bernadino caused serious injuries to a 43-year-old man on the morning of August 20, 2009. The man was struck by a teenage driver at an intersection in Yucaipa, California as he was crossing the street in a motorized wheelchair. He was hit by a full-sized Chevrolet pickup truck being driver by a 16-year-old boy. The county sheriff’s department reported that the accident occurred at a speed of between thirty-five and forty miles per hour, which is normal for that road. The accident was likely caused by the teenager not seeing the man, officials said. The skid marks at the scene indicate that the teenager tried to stop the car, but was unable to avoid the pedestrian. The victim was taken to an area hospital and treated for injuries.
Pedestrian-car accidents are quite common, and can be very dangerous for the victims. Having a strong attorney when necessary can make the aftermath significantly less painful for everyone involved. If you or a loved one has been a victim in such an accident, or any traffic-related accident, please contact our sponsoring firm’s law offices in Los Angeles so you can get the help you need.