Pedestrian Injured in Thousand Oaks Accident on Westlake Boulevard
THOUSAND OAKS, CA (September 13, 2020) – Saturday morning, authorities arrested Juan Garcia after a crash on Westlake Boulevard.
The incident happened at about 8:30 a.m. on the northbound side of Westlake Boulevard near Bay Drive.
According to reports, a 60-year-old male pedestrian from Calabasas was walking in the bike lane. However, 26-year-old Juan Plasencia Garcia of Oak Park then struck him from behind.
When the emergency medical personnel came to the scene, they located the man with serious injuries. Then, they took him Los Robles Health System in unknown condition.
After an investigation, the deputies arrested Juan Garcia on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. Furthermore, the authorities confirmed that Garcia didn’t suffer any injury from the accident.
Also, he stayed at the scene during the investigation.
Meanwhile, the Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau currently handles the ongoing investigation. Thus, they encourage anyone who has witnessed the incident to contact Deputy Jason Cashmark at 805-947-8271.
Facts about Pedestrians and Accidents
Pedestrians have the right of way only at any crosswalk or intersection. Therefore, it’s a driver’s responsibility to yield and be prepared to stop.
While car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
Furthermore, common locations for these pedestrian incidents include shopping center entrances, street corners, and intersections.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. Nevertheless, the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
If you sustained injuries in a crash, reach out to the experienced accident attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. We understand what you are going through. Thus, our team is here to ensure your legal rights are protected. With over 40 years in the legal field, we have the experience and the resources to win your pedestrian accident case. Call us today at (800) 674 7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation at a location nearest you.