Pedestrian Accident on Jenson Ranch Road Injures Child
Orcutt, CA (May 01, 2021) – On Friday, a child was injured in a pedestrian accident on Jenson Ranch Road.
The accident took place at around 5:35 p.m. at the 1500 block area.
Right away, Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the crash scene along with a CALSTAR helicopter and AMR ambulance.
When they arrived, they located the child who is about 10 years old and in serious condition due to potentially critical injuries.
Rescuers treated the child at the scene before CALSTAR helicopter airlifted them to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment
Meanwhile, officers are still investigating the incident.
Don’t speed, follow the speed limit and never use your phone; always be cautious of your surroundings.
How To Get Away From Pedestrian Accidents
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.
– 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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