Stanton: Driver of Ford Explorer Seriously Injured Pedestrian
James E. Ballidis
Shortly after 10:00 on the evening of Sunday, December 5th, the driver of a Ford Explorer struck and seriously injured a man who was crossing at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Katella Avenue in Stanton. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains an Orange County injury lawyer.
In the United States, 4,378 pedestrians were killed and 69,000 were injured in traffic collisions, with an average of one accident-related pedestrian fatality every 120 minutes and one injury every 8 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That same year, Stanton accounted for 1 of the 31 fatal and 12 of the 785 injury traffic crashes that involved a pedestrian in Orange County, according to the California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Annual Report of Fatal and Injury Motor Vehicle Traffic Collisions.
The CDC recommends that pedestrians be especially cautious at intersections, as drivers often neglect to see pedestrians while attempting to turn left or right. Designated crosswalks and sidewalks are always safer than crossing mid-block or walking in the street. In areas where there are no sidewalks, pedestrians should walk facing traffic. If walking at night, one should always make oneself more noticeable by wearing retro-reflective clothing and carrying a flashlight.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the man who was struck and seriously injured by the driver of the Ford Explorer a full recovery.
The Orange County Register originally reported this accident.
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