1 Hurt in Whittier Pedestrian Accident on Penn Street and Pickering Avenue
WHITTIER, CA (June 18, 2021) – Tuesday night, a female pedestrian suffered injuries in a crash on Penn Street and Pickering Avenue.
The Whittier Police and paramedics came to the scene just after 5:15 p.m. The crash between a pickup truck and a pedestrian occurred on Westbound Penn Street and Pickering Avenue.
When the authorities arrived, they found a female down in the road after being hit by a red pickup truck. The authorities described the pedestrian as being high school-aged.
According to reports, as the truck turned left from Westbound Penn Street to southbound Pickering Avenue, the driver hit the juvenile. Apparently, the female pedestrian was walking across the south crosswalk when the incident happened.
The impact sent the female flying until the red pickup truck ran her over.
Thus, responders took the semi-conscious juvenile to a trauma center in unknown condition.
The crash led to the closure of the area. Meanwhile, the driver has been cooperative with the investigation.
What’s Next after a Whittier Pedestrian Crash
According to NHTSA, pedestrian accidents continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians died in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
To avoid any involvement in such accidents, be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.
It is also crucial that everyone remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of a collision. Moreover, the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are motivated by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers, a practicing attorney.
If you or a family member suffered similarly in a pedestrian accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. With us, you can be assured your case will be taken care of. Our 40 years of experience in the legal field is proof that we know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and experienced professional legal team deal with cases including pedestrian accidents. Above all, we believe you deserve the best legal representation and proper compensation for your pain and suffering. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.