Robert Gonzales Hurt in Vancouver Pedestrian Accident on 50th Avenue
VANCOUVER, WA (December 17, 2020) – Tuesday night, Robert Gonzales suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident on 50th Avenue.
Deputies and emergency medical personnel came to the scene at 11:46 p.m. Moreover, the incident took place in the 10100 block of Northeast 50th Avenue in Washington.
Meanwhile, the driver who hit the pedestrian in the accident reported it to 911.
Furthermore, medics treated 40-year-old Robert J. Gonzales, who was lying on the road.
Then, they took him to an area hospital with serious injuries. At this time, his current condition remains undisclosed.
Moreover, the sheriff’s office revealed that the driver stayed at the scene to cooperate in the crash investigation.
Reports confirmed that Robert Gonzales was walking in the northbound lane of NE 50th Avenue. Then, a Kia hatchback hit him. Gonzales wasn’t wearing reflective clothing, nor was he in a crosswalk, during the collision.
Furthermore, the sheriff’s office reported that the crash scene had no streetlights and the posted speed limit is 40 mph.
The authorities described the victim as homeless. Moreover, the driver didn’t show signs of intoxication.
Due to the limited information available, the authorities continue to investigate the Vancouver pedestrian accident.
Pedestrians and Accidents
Pedestrians have the right of way 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, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
Furthermore, common locations for these pedestrian accidents include street corners and intersections.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. Nevertheless, they tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, of Sweet Lawyers.
If you sustained injuries in a crash, reach out to the experienced accident attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Indeed, we understand what you are going through. Thus, our team is here to ensure your legal rights are protected. We have 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.