Pedestrian Hit by a car and sustains life threatening injuries

According to police, the man is in critical condition after a vehicle ran into him while he was crossing Beach Boulevard.

On Wednesday night, a man in his 40s was struck by a grey pickup at the intersection Beach Boulevard and 19th street in Westminster. The accident occurred around 8 p.m.

Witnesses and the driver of the vehicle say that the man was not walking the marked crosswalk. He was attempting to cross the busy street. The man also appeared to be speaking on a cellphone while he was crossing the high traffic street.

According to police, the man has sustained severe injuries to the head and legs. He was taken to the UCI Medical center in critical condition.

The driver was a female and in her 20s. She remained at the scene. At this moment, there have been no arrests or citations issued.

This is the third reported pedestrian traffic accidents that occurred this week.  A 7-year-old girl was in a hit and run accident on Tuesday night. She has sustained severe injuries. Doctors say that the injuries are not life-threatening, but she is in surgery to relieve swelling in her skull. Police are currently looking for the driver, and there is a reward for any information that will lead to the arrest of the driver.

A 29-year-old was struck by a pickup Tuesday night. She sustained severe injuries and died from her injuries the following morning.  The woman was struck at about 9:35 p.m. at the Dale Avenue and Broadway intersection. The driver stayed at the scene and no arrests have been made.

The winter weather negatively affects driving and visibility. It is important for drivers to drive slowly and cautiously. Pedestrians also need to be careful. Remember to look both ways before crossing the street and only walk in the marked crosswalk areas.  When crossing streets, it is best to remove headphones if you are listening to music. If you are need to call someone, wait till you after you have crossed the streets. Although pedestrians have the right of way, cars are without a doubt much stronger and faster, and drivers are often distracted.

Traffic accidents can be harmful and emotional experience for the victims. It can be a difficult recovery process for victims and victims’ families. Fortunately, there are many legal resources available to help victims and their families through this difficult time. A skilled personal injury lawyer can help you through this trying time. An expert lawyer can help you seek damages for any loss of income, medical bills, and more.

The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully equipped to help any such victims. Our expert Orange Country car accident lawyers will offer you support and guidance through your recovery process.  Please contact us for a free consultation. We are ready to help you win all compensation you are due.