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Pedestrian from Fountain Valley hit on Newport Blvd in California

Posted on Feb 10, 2010

A Pedestrian from Fountain Valley was struck and severely injured while crossing Newport Blvd. at Hospital Road at 11:50pm on January 29, 2010.  He remained in critical condition when transported to Western Medical Center regional hospital.  Funny that he had to be transported 15 miles away, when he was hit within a block of Hoag Hospital.  The driver was not arrested at the scene, and drunk driving was not suspected.  However, the cause of the accident remained under investigation.

Pedestrians are frequently injured at night.  Vehicle drivers are now expecting pedestrians late at night and also may be tired or spent from their day.  Of course until more is known about the accident, it is speculation as to the cause of this accident, but I would not be surprised that the accident was the fault of the driver at that late hour.

 You and your family should know the dangers of walking around large intersections late at night in Southern California cities.  As a pedestrian, the risks increase and many times, there is nothing that can be done to avoid the driver that does not see you.  Make sure if you are a victim of such an accident, you have someone investigate and protect your rights.  A qualified pedestrian accident lawyer will do more than rely on the police report and sometimes; the pedestrian cannot give details because of their injuries.  We hope this gentleman makes a full recovery from his injuries.

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