Three people were left injured following a pedestrian accident at W Pico and La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon. The victims were promptly transported to the hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department. While the cause of the accident remains under investigation, this incident once again highlights the risks faced by pedestrians on our roads.
As we await further details of this particular accident, it is important to note that pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable road users. Unlike motorists who are protected by seat belts and airbags, pedestrians have no such safety buffers. A collision with a motor vehicle can easily result in life-altering injuries or even death.
Given these realities, it is crucial that drivers take extra precautions while sharing the road with pedestrians. They should always be on the lookout for pedestrians, whether walking on the sidewalk or crossing the street. This means driving at or below the speed limit, yielding to pedestrians at crosswalks, and avoiding distractions while driving.
The team at Avian Law Group implores all road users to do their part in reducing the number of pedestrian accidents on our roads. While our firm specializes in representing victims of car and truck accidents, we recognize the importance of preventing all types of accidents, including those affecting pedestrians.
If you or a loved one has been impacted by a pedestrian accident, do not hesitate to contact our experienced legal team for a free consultation. We understand the often devastating consequences of pedestrian accidents and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.