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Lancaster, CA (March 26, 2020) – An auto-pedestrian collision resulted in serious injuries for the victim after they were struck while attempting to cross the roadway. Police stated that the incident happened in the area of Sierra Highway and Avenue J-2 in Lancaster.
According to authorities, the male pedestrian was walking northbound at or near the intersection when the operator of a vehicle made an illegal U-turn and struck the man in the process. The driver fled the area and emergency responders quickly arrived at the scene to assist the victim.
The pedestrian was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital where he was reported to be in serious condition. Authorities are looking for a possibly dark-colored Nissan Altima and its driver as part of their investigation into this incident.
Our thoughts are with the victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Some relatively recently released figures by the California Office of Traffic Safety showed that fatal pedestrian accidents in California increased by roughly 32.8 percent from 2012 to 2016. Auto-pedestrian collisions are repeatedly detrimental due to the vulnerability of victims, as well as the seriously rash actions of remiss operators. It is crucial for victims to take the proper steps to protect their rights and hold careless parties liable for their behavior as soon as possible.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers responsible for the devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
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