Irvine, CA (March 20, 2022) – Injuries were reported in a critical pedestrian accident that took place on a highway in Irvine on Sunday morning, March 20.
According to police, the accident happened around 1:27 a.m. at 1600 Barranca Parkway. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was walking around the westbound lanes of traffic when they were struck by a vehicle close to the area of Red Hill Avenue. They were outside of a crosswalk when a black Ford Focus struck them. The driver of the vehicle was not hurt but remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was critically injured as a result of the accident. Their current condition is not yet known.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in all westbound lanes of traffic. The roadway was closed around Aston Street.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable parties on our roads in the state of California. This means that they are more likely to become seriously injured or even killed in the event of an accident. Many pedestrians are affected by pedestrian accidents in California each year. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 893 pedestrians were killed in fatal California accidents and many others were seriously injured. Between the years 2009 and 2018, it was estimated that over 75,00 pedestrians lost their lives in fatal accidents throughout the state. If you have been affected by one of these accidents, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, especially if serious injuries resulted. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, you should speak with an Irvine pedestrian accident attorney that you can rely on. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from pedestrian accidents include the following:
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another party, you have options. It is imperative that you seek the assistance of an Irvine personal injury attorney during these difficult times.
At Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those injured in pedestrian accidents over the years. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a pedestrian accident, especially if you have sustained severe injuries. Our attorneys will help you work toward results when it comes to your claim. We will help you obtain compensation for a wide array of financial damages including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Irvine at (888) 539-3154 for more information on how we can help you at this time.
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