The San Francisco Police Department has released a video of a person they are looking for in connection to a hit-and-run crash that happened last week. The crash happened in the early morning hours at the intersection of Bush and Leavenworth streets. The victim was a 58-year-old woman who was taken to the hospital where she died of her injuries.
The video released by the police shows a small car stop a few moments after the crash about 50 years past where the accident occurred. A driver, who police think is female, got out and walked to the street, looked in the direction of the crash, then got back in the car to drive away.
At Allegiance Law, we know that pedestrians face many dangers when they are out walking, regardless of the time of day. When you need a San Francisco pedestrian accident attorney, call us today.
Why are pedestrian accidents so devastating? First, let’s look at some of the numbers. For the latest reporting year, there were over 14,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents and almost 900 people were killed.
In San Francisco, more than 900 pedestrians were injured or killed in the same year.
We know that almost every crash involving pedestrians results in some kind of injury or a fatality. Unfortunately, many of the injuries are severe and can include spinal cord or brain injuries, major bone damage, internal bleeding, lacerations, amputations and more.
The medical costs, which can be tremendous, are not the only way that people pay in the aftermath of pedestrian accidents. The emotional and psychological damage can also be very high. Many pedestrian accident victims report symptoms of PTSD years after an accident.
In the above story, the pedestrian was struck by a driver who did not even stay at the scene. Was the driver impaired? That may never be known, but we do know that drunk drivers are responsible for 27% of all traffic-related fatalities in the state. They are a danger to everyone in and around the roadway, particularly pedestrians.
We also know that distracted drivers, those who are so focused on their phones and other devices, often do not see pedestrians until it is too late. We see too many occasions where a pedestrian is struck in a crosswalk or at an intersection where they have the right-of-way because a driver was not paying attention.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another person’s reckless or careless behavior, consider seeking legal assistance today. We know that you have so much to deal with, so let our knowledgeable and experienced team handle the insurance companies and other parties involved. We will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve.
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