FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California – A 43-year-old Garden Grove man was struck and critically injured Sunday night after he was struck by a driver in a Ford SUV that was turning right onto Stonecress Avenue from Euclid near Mile Square Park, according to a report in the Orange County Register.
The Fountain Valley Police Department responded to the pedestrian accident about 5:30 p.m. Paramedics arriving at the scene of the crash transported the man to a nearby hospital for treatment of a traumatic head injury, the Register reported.
Police have not arrested the driver, however, an investigation is ongoing and they are asking anyone with information to call them at 714-593-4484.
California Vehicle Code Section 21950: Pedestrians
Under California law, a driver must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, said Attorney West Seegmiller, a California and Las Vegas wrongful death attorney. Also, drivers are required to slow down when a pedestrian is in the roadway and be alert for any crossings.
“There are exceptions in the law, however, such as pedestrians are required to watch out for their own safety,” Seemiller said. “This means they cannot suddenly leave a curb and walk or run into the path of a vehicle. Also, pedestrians should not unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.”
However, if a pedestrian does step into the roadway suddenly the driver must still make every effort to safely stop or avoid hitting them whether it’s a marked or unmarked crosswalk, Seegmiller said.
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