Posted on October 28, 2011 in Personal Injury
Being a pedestrian in any big city can be a dangerous proposition. This can be made even more perilous if the pedestrian is suffering from some form of impediment that makes walking or moving about the city harder. This is certainly the case for people who have to use wheelchairs, which can be harder for cars to see. Such was the case early today when a motorist struck and critically injured an individual using a wheelchair while trying to cross the street.
At about 7am on Friday morning a person was crossing Seventh Street at Harrison in the SoMa district of San Francisco. As they were making their way through the crosswalk the light switched from green to red. According to the Officer Albie Esparza of the San Francisco Police Department, even if a light turns red and a person is still in the crosswalk, they have the right of way. For the most part, this privilege was observed by the majority of the motorists in the intersection, who waited for this individual to make his way across the street. However, one motorist drove through the intersection and did not see the person in the wheelchair, whom they would strike. The motorist pulled over and stayed at the scene of the accident until police and paramedics arrived, who took the victim to San Francisco General Hospital.
Have you been injured in an auto accident, or any other sort of accident? If so, please contact the attorneys at Allegiance Law. We are a personal injury firm located in San Francisco serving the Greater Bay Area for many PI matters. Even if you think that you have a “small” case, give us a call; our consultations are free, and you may find that you have a much bigger one.
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