Three people were hit recently by a driver who was falling asleep behind the wheel. According to a news report, two cyclists and a jogger were struck by a vehicle as they crossed in a marked crosswalk in Rancho Cucamonga. The female cyclist was taken to a nearby hospital with critical injuries; she had
to undergo emergency surgery. Her husband, the other cyclist, was not hurt. The jogger suffered multiple leg fractures and was also taken to a local hospital.
California Vehicle Code Section 21950 states, "The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection." In addition, "A driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of a vehicle or take any other action relating to the operating of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian."
The accident is under investigation. If the driver is determined to be at fault for the two injured people, she may be held liable for their injuries and be responsible for compensation to cover their medical expenses and other accident-related expenses. If you are injured in an accident because of the negligence of another person, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will fight for your rights and make sure you are compensated accordingly.