Robert Franklin Injured in Vehicle-Pedestrian Collision in Redding

Jose Talamantes

A top accident lawyer would be useful following the death of a pedestrian who got hit by an SUV in Redding, California. The California Highway Patrol recorded the accident late at night on Saturday, June 6.

CHP officers responded to the crash just after 10 p.m. Callers told patrol officers that the vehicle struck the victim on Riverland Drive while he was lacing his shoes, causing injuries to his limbs.

Investigators gathered that the pedestrian, Robert Franklin, 31, of Shasta County, was crossing the roadway on Riverland Drive when he stopped midway to tie his shoelace. An approaching 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, traveling through the north traffic lanes collided with him in the non-pedestrian designated area.

Franklin sustained two broken legs in the impact, a CHP spokesperson said in a news release. Accounts obtained from witnesses suggested that the pedestrian was at fault in the traffic collision as he stopped unlawfully on busy traffic lanes. Paramedics transported him to a hospital for treatment.

The motorist involved, identified as 29-year-old Tamia Wilcox of Redding, was driving within the permissible speed limit when the crash happened, detectives ascertained. A DUI investigator also conducted field sobriety tests on Wilcox to confirm if impairment played a role in the collision. They determined the motorist was not driving under the influence at the time.

The results of toxicology tests conducted on Franklin are not yet available, according to the CHP reports.

In such situations as this, it is advisable for the victim to involve a top accident lawyer to review the case. The victim’s legal representative may also conduct an independent probe to ascertain the liability of the crash, and have adequate claims to pursue a lawsuit.

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