Murrieta: Truck Struck, Seriously Injured Pedestrian Alaina Cisneros
Posted on Nov 15, 2012
At about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, a pickup truck struck and seriously injured pedestrian Alaina Cisneros in Murrieta. While turning left from northbound Jackson Avenue onto Westbound Robards Way, the 17-year-old driver neglected to notice Cisneros crossing the street and hit her. She sustained major head trauma and was transported to an area hospital, where she underwent surgery the following day. Multiple people witnessed the accident. Police are investigating the incident; however, they do not suspect alcohol or drugs were contributing factors.
“When a pedestrian is injured in an accident that is attributable to a driver’s negligence, the pedestrian may pursue a personal injury claim against the driver in order to obtain compensation for expenses associated with his or her recovery,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Murrieta accounted for 1 of the 31 fatalities and 7 of the 370 injuries suffered by pedestrians in accidents that occurred in Riverside County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Murrieta ranked well for pedestrian safety, placing 51st out of 53 cities with similarly sized populations in a California Office of Traffic Safety rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish Alaina Cisneros a full recovery.
The Press Enterprise originally reported this pedestrian accident.
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