Two Teenagers Critically Injured In Oak Park Pedestrian Accident
James E. Ballidis
At around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, two teenagers where struck and critically injured by a black Scion while crossing the street in Oak Park. The pedestrian accident occurred on Broadway near 39th street. Police are investigating whether the two girls were in a crosswalk when the incident occurred, explains a California pedestrian accident attorney.
In 2008, 4,378 pedestrians were killed and 69,000 injured in traffic collisions, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The majority of fatal accidents occurred in urban areas (72%), at non-intersection locations (76%), in normal weather conditions (89%), and at night (70%). Whether crossing within a designated crosswalk or not, drivers are still obligated to give people traveling by foot the right of way. If a driver fails to do so—as a consequence of either reckless or inattentive driving—and an accident ensues, that individual may be held liable for the pedestrian’s medical expenses and other losses.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the two teenagers critically injured yesterday a full recovery.
The Sacramento Bee originally reported this Oak Park pedestrian accident.
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