Pedestrian In Wheelchair Struck By Car

A wheelchair-bound pedestrian went to the hospital in the Bay Area on October 28 after a tragic car accident. The victim, who was in a wheelchair, suffered life-threatening injuries, according to the San Francisco Appeal.   A truck hit the victim in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood.  The victim was crossing a street at a crosswalk with a green light but did not  make it all the way across before the signal changed.  Three other cars on the street stopped for the victim, but unfortunately, a fourth did not.

The driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with police, according to Officer Albie Esparza.

“Motorists are reminded when pedestrians are crossing the street lawfully and the light does turn colors, traffic shall yield to the pedestrian to allow them to safely continue crossing the street before they proceed,” says Esparza.

Shouldn’t the motorists always yield to pedestrians to avoid serious injury?

Bonnici Law Group—San Diego personal injury attorney.

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