Costa Mesa: Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Multiple-Vehicle Collision
James E. Ballidis
Shortly before 8 a.m. this morning a pedestrian was seriously injured in a multiple-vehicle collision at the intersection of Sunflower Avenue and Stevens Avenue in Costa Mesa. A teenage driver ran a red light, striking two vehicles, the impact hurling debris at the corner on which the 23-year-old woman was standing. She sustained severe head trauma and was transported to a hospital for treatment, explains an Orange County injury attorney.
In the United States, one pedestrian is killed in a traffic collision every 120 minutes and injured every 8 minutes. Costa Mesa accounted for none of the 31 fatal and 60 of the 785 injury traffic accidents involving pedestrians, according to the California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Annual Report of Fatal and Injury Motor Vehicle Traffic Collisions.
A pedestrian has the right-of-way, whether walking in a crosswalk or standing on the sidewalk. In the event that a driver fails to yield for a pedestrian or causes an accident in which the pedestrian is injured, the driver may be liable for the pedestrian’s medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the young woman seriously injured in Costa Mesa this morning a full recovery.
The Orange County Register originally reported this multiple-vehicle collision.
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