James E. Ballidis
At around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21st, 97-year-old pedestrian Augustine Choi was struck and seriously injured in a Garden Grove crosswalk. The accident occurred at the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Stanford Avenue, and the driver remained at the scene to administer aid, explains an Orange County injury lawyer. Choi sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
Garden Grove accounted for 4 of the 41 fatalities and 47 of the 914 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents throughout Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similar populations. Those with the poorest records receive the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Garden Grove ranked 16th out of 56 cities for pedestrian accidents involving adults aged 65 and older.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish Augustine Choi, the pedestrian who was struck and seriously injured last Saturday, a full recovery.
The Orange County Register originally reported this accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, including articles on pedestrian rights and the process of pursuing an injury claim, are available to the public free of charge.
To request one of these free resources, or to speak with an Orange County injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
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