1 Critical after Glendale Pedestrian Accident on Garfield Avenue
GLENDALE, CA (July 31, 2020) – Friday afternoon, a 13-year-old girl suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash on Garfield Avenue.
The pedestrian accident occurred on July 24th at around 3:15 p.m. in the 800 block of East Garfield Avenue, near Mariposa Street and Adams Street.
According to authorities, the driver momentarily stopped his car. However, it sped off east on Garfield Avenue.
At this time, the authorities weren’t able to describe the suspect. However, they confirmed that the suspect vehicle was a black 2019 or 2020 Lexus GX460. Moreover, the SUV would have damage to its right front headlight assembly or right front bumper.
As they seek more leads, the authorities encourage anyone with information about the suspect to contact the Glendale Police Department at 818-548-4911. For anonymous tipsters, they can call 800-222-TIPS.
The thought of an accident can leave us all in a panic. If you’re ever involved in one, do your best to remain calm. Avoid the trouble and wait for authorities to arrive and tend to those injured.
Preventing Pedestrian Accidents
As roadways continue to clear and walking outside has increased in commonality, pedestrian accident statistics are soaring.
However, you can avoid being involved in an accident by avoiding dangerous habits. Also, make sure to always walk on the sidewalk (no jaywalking) and make eye contact with drivers. Furthermore, never assume the driver can see you.
If you’re a driver, know that pedestrians have the right of way at any crosswalk or intersection. You must yield and be prepared to stop.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents, but the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Although no amount of compensation can make a difference to the damages you suffered, pursuing a legal case against the reckless driver in your accident can help your family immensely. The Sweet Lawyers are here to lead your case while you focus on recovering. Our lawyers specialize in personal injury cases that will result in a high settlement to help you and your family with medical bills, time off work, etc. Tackling costly expenses that result from an accident is no easy feat, and we’re here to assist in that regard. For a case evaluation, call (800) 674 7852.