Friday, January 15, 2010

Long Beach Pedestrian Accident Critically injures One Person

A pedestrian accident in Long Beach critically injured a man yesterday morning.

According to Long Beach Police, the man was walking on a crosswalk in Orizaba Avenue when he was struck by a van.

The impact was so great that he ended up 30 feet from the car.

According to witnesses, the driver may not have seen the pedestrian because of the bright glare from the morning sun.

Regardless, it does not free the driver from liability.

The victim has two years to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver.

The driver can argue that he did not see the man because of the bright sun but all drivers are required to approach crosswalks and intersections with caution.

If only the motorist approached the crosswalk with appropriate speed to react to an emergency then he would have spotted the man in time.

If that was the case he could have taken measures to avoid the collision.