A 65-year-old man and was out enjoying Halloween night with his 4-year-old son when something went terribly wrong. As he and his son were out trick-or-treating, when the father and son duo were struck by a vehicle. The father succumbed to his injuries at a hospital. The four-year-old boy was critically injured. On Monday, November 1, the boy’s condition was critical but stable. The accident at 7:10 P.M. Friday night, and the father was pronounced dead after 8:30 P.M.
The driver of the vehicle did not leave the scene of the accident, and she cooperated with officers and investigators. The investigation continues, but at the time the driver had not been charged. She was released shortly afterwards.
Unfortunately, accidents like this particular Irvine pedestrian car accident is far too common. Sometimes the rules of the roads and highways are not followed at all times or the rules are not always understood. Pedestrians and vehicles have to share the roads and streets, and when traffic signals and signs are ignored, horrible accidents can occur.
There are major concerns that someone involved in a pedestrian accident can face, and these concerns can take a serious toll on the life of the person who was hit and his or her family. A few of those concerns are:
- Income lost from not going to work
- Outstanding medical bills
- Lifestyle change
- Adjusting to not working for a period of time
A pedestrian does not have a shield on them that they can use to protect them from a car, motorcycle, truck, or any other kind of vehicle. So pedestrians are defenseless when it comes to injuries. When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, here are a few injuries that an occur:
- Injuries to the head/brain
- Broken bones
- Deep cuts
- Deep bruises
- Spinal cord injury
At Silverthorne Attorneys, we have a team of attorneys that is prepared to put your case together. We understand how difficult it can be to go through this process, and we will be with you through the process. We will go through every piece of information to ensure that the victim and/or the victim’s family will receive the compensation that they have the rights to.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, or someone you know was injured or died from injuries sustained in an accident, contact us for a free consultation.