Woman Struck and Injured by Car at Los Osos Valley Road and Calle Joaquin in San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, California (December 4, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a car in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday morning.
According to a local news source, the accident happened at about 6:40 a.m. at Los Osos Valley Road and Calle Joaquin.
The California Highway Patrol said a woman was crossing the street and was hit by an SUV.
The unidentified woman sustained major injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The female driver of the SUV remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
No further information was provided.
An investigation to determine the cause of the accident is ongoing.
Many pedestrians are hurt and several others killed in accidents in California every year. The causes of many of these pedestrian accidents include distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving and failure to observe traffic laws. It is evident that negligence on the part of motorists is the leading cause of these accidents.
Motorists are also required by law to slow down as they approach crosswalks, whether marked or unmarked. They are also expected to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at controlled intersections. In the event of a pedestrian accident, the authorities will carry out an investigation to establish if the driver may have violated these traffic rules. The authorities may conduct a sobriety test on the driver to establish if the motorist had been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If an investigation proves that negligence on the part of the motorist was a factor in the accident, the victim’s family are advised to file a case in court. The Pacific Attorney Group has a team of experienced litigators who will help the clients in the pursuit of justice. Call us today. Click to call : 866-803-6502