Pedestrian Injured in Rancho Cucamonga
Rancho Cucamonga, CA (December 1st, 2020) – Shortly after 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 28th, deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station responded to an accident that occured on Archibald Ave. near P.E. Trail. Upon arrival, the deputies found a black vehicle that collided into a tree and debris on the road and sidewalk.
According to a news release by the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department, a pedestrian and his two dogs were struck by a suspected DUI driver in Rancho Cucamonga.
The collision occurred as the victim, accompanied by his family, was walking his dogs on Saturday. As the pedestrian crossed the street, he walked ahead of his family when a reckless driver struck him and his dogs as they were halfway through the intersection, according to the news release. Following the collision, the vehicle lost control and subsequently slammed into a tree.
The accident victim was transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries and his current condition has not been released. Both of the victim’s dogs were killed in the collision.
The motorist, identified as Mouaffak Alami, a 23 year old resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was also taken to a hospital for treatment. According to officials, deputies served a search warrant on Alami to obtain a blood sample for their investigation.
Once released from the hospital, Alami was arrested and booked at the West Valley Detention Center on the suspicion of driving while under the influence. His bail was set at $100,000.
The identity of the victim has not yet been released. The accident remains under investigation and anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department.
Whether a person is walking, jogging, or running in public, he or she will always be vulnerable to an accident caused by a careless driver. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are a major concern for the country, especially in the State of California. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as of 2015, pedestrian accidents have happened every 7.5 minutes. Based on data published by the California Office of Traffic Safety, nearly 900 pedestrians lost their lives in 2018. The agency also warns that the issue of serious pedestrian accidents is only getting worse.
When it comes to pedestrian vs. auto accidents, it is no surprise that pedestrians are at a huge disadvantage. Unlike motor vehicle occupants, pedestrians do not account with the safety provided by a vehicle’s seat belts, airbags, and tough metal exterior. When a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian, there is a high likelihood that the pedestrian will suffer very serious, if not fatal injuries.
Pedestrian injuries can vary; while some injuries can be minor, other injuries can have catastrophic consequences. The severity of the injuries sustained by the pedestrian will depend on many factors, including where the victim was struck, how fast was the car traveling, and the age of the victim. While all pedestrian injuries can result in pain and suffering, some injuries can lead to a lifetime of challenges.
When a pedestrian suffers a traumatic head injury, the injury can affect him or her in a variety of ways. Some traumatic head injuries result in minor health conditions that can heal quickly when treated promptly. On the contrary, severe head trauma will usually lead to permanent brain damage. When pedestrians strike their head with the vehicle’s windshield or the pavement floor, they can lose brain functionality and can become permanently disabled.
Another tragic injury that can lead to a lifetime of difficulty is a spinal cord injury. When pedestrians survive being struck by a fast moving vehicle, they can sometimes suffer a spinal cord injury. When a spinal cord is injured, it will usually affect the axons that send signals from the brain to the rest of the body. In turn, this will affect a person’s mobility, causing paralysis in certain parts of the body.
Depending on the severity of the injuries sustained, pedestrian injuries can lead to a vast variety of complications. When a serious injury is sustained, the victim will not only undergo severe pain and suffering, he or she also runs the risk of losing his or her ability to return to work and earn a living. Consequently, those who are severely injured will usually face emotional distress and a loss in quality of life.
If you or someone you know was recently injured in a pedestrian accident, obtaining the legal assistance of a well-practiced attorney is imperative. A qualified litigator will ensure the highest amount of compensation is recovered.
At the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King, advocating on behalf of injured pedestrians is a top priority. Highly recognized in the legal community, the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King is prepared to handle the most complex pedestrian accident cases in California. Following your accident, consider scheduling a complimentary consultation with the law firm. Contact the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King by calling (909) 297-5001 or filling the online contact form today.
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