A 24-year old woman trying to cross the street in Ontario the other evening was injured by a hit-and-run driver.
Reports indicate that the woman was not crossing in a crosswalk when the accident occurred. Pedestrians are always urged to use a crosswalk, especially when crossing a busy street; they are jeopardizing their safety when they do not.
California Vehicle Code Section 21954 states, "Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway so near as to constitute an immediate hazard."
She was taken to a nearby hospital where she is listed in critical condition.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident while crossing outside a crosswalk, you may still be able to receive compensation for your injuries from the careless driver. Contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who can discuss your legal options with you.