Man Struck and Injured by 2021 Toyota Corolla on Poplar Street
City Heights, CA (May 07, 2021) – On Thursday, a 55-year-old man was injured in a pedestrian accident on Poplar Street.
The accident took place at about 9:25 p.m., a few blocks southwest of Fairmount Avenue.
Apparently, the victim was walking with dark clothes on, in the northbound lane of the street.
Just then, a 20-year-old woman in a 2021 Toyota Corolla struck him from behind.
Right away, medics took him to a hospital with life-threatening head wounds and foot injuries.
The officers are still investigating the incident.
Don’t speed, follow the speed limit and never use your phone; always be cautious of your surroundings.
Pedestrian Accidents Could Result in Serious Injuries
In today’s current state of affairs, more individuals are walking as a new way to escape home for a while.
As a result, pedestrian accidents have also spiked in popularity, so has the risk of pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian accidents are incidents in which someone walking or crossing a road is injured by a vehicle striking them.
Pedestrian accidents more often than not can be avoided. A common cause of these unfortunate incidents includes drivers speeding. Motorists who speed do not have enough reaction time to stop or yield for pedestrians who have the right of way. Especially now, with roadways emptier than ever across the world, drivers disobeying the speed limit is at an all-time high. Thus, pedestrian safety is at an all-time low.
Meanwhile, here are some things that we can do to avoid such accidents which could result in serious injuries.
– Avoid dangerous behaviors: always walk on the sidewalk (no jaywalking), stay sober, and make eye contact with drivers, don’t assume the driver can see you.
– Look before you step: cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections, obey traffic signals, and watch for turning vehicles.
Hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident.
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