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Anaheim: Two Pedestrians Struck and Seriously Injured

Posted on May 06, 2011

Last night, two pedestrians were struck and seriously injured within miles of each other in Anaheim. The first accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. at the intersection of Knott and Lincoln avenues when police responded to reports that a vehicle had hit a pedestrian. They arrived to find the pedestrian in the street suffering from life-threatening injuries. The pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital. Upon questioning the driver, police received another report of an accident a few miles away at the intersection of Crescent Way and Lincoln Avenue. There they found another critically injured pedestrian; however, this time the driver had not remained at the scene. According to witness accounts, the hit-and-run driver was traveling in a dark, 2000 or newer Toyota Camry. Authorities are investigating both of these accidents and have asked anyone with information to call the Anaheim Police Department at 714-765-7900, according to an Orange County injury lawyer.

In 2009, Anaheim accounted for 150 of the 1,299 fatal and injury pedestrian accidents that occurred in Orange County, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident statistics. Throughout the state there were 563 pedestrian fatalities, a 9.2 percent decrease from the previous year. Nationwide, the majority of pedestrian accidents occurred when a vehicle traveling straight struck a person crossing a roadway as opposed to walking along the street, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the two pedestrians who were struck and seriously injured last night a full recovery.

The Orange County Register originally reported these pedestrian accidents.

Additional information, including links to pedestrian advocacy groups and articles on pedestrian rights, is available to the public free of charge.

If you would like 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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