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Merced, CA – Man Hospitalized After Being Struck by Car at R & 18th St

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Merced, CA (October 26, 2021) – A man was hit by a vehicle on Sunday evening and seriously injured at approximately 7:00 p.m., at the intersection of R & 18th Streets.

Authorities said a woman driving her car headed north on R Street struck the man while he was crossing the road. 

Paramedics transported the victim to an area medical center in critical condition, per initial reports concerning the incident. At this time, he has not been identified to the public. 

Traffic was delayed in the area for some time while emergency crews worked at the scene. Drivers commuting in the vicinity of the crash site were asked to find different routes of travel for the time being. 

Police in Merced continue to investigate the details of the collision. We hope for the full recovery of the injured pedestrian. 

Pedestrian Accidents in California

Over 150,000 victims sustain injuries in traffic collisions throughout the state of California each year. Thousands of these victims who are hurt are not even the occupants of vehicles when their accidents occur. Instead, a number of those who are victimized in California traffic accidents are pedestrians. Due to the year-round warm weather, many people choose to walk or ride bikes in the Golden State. These accidents send tens of thousands of people to area hospitals annually where they must undergo sometimes invasive emergency medical treatment due to their injuries. 

Those hurt in pedestrian collisions in Merced and across the state of California are often left with broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, all of which require immediate and expensive medical care. Some must even endure emergency surgeries which can be difficult to recover from. Unfortunately, a number of these instances are car wrecks caused by the negligent actions of motorists. 

These accidents may be the result of people choosing to text or talk on the phone while driving, driving while intoxicated, driving at unsafe speeds, and ignoring traffic rules and devices. Pedestrians who sustain serious or life-altering injuries in traffic accidents in California should consider contacting a skilled pedestrian accident attorney in Merced as soon as possible.

Seeking legal guidance from a qualified team of attorneys can help to ensure you are able to move forward in the aftermath of your accident. Our attorneys at Torem & Associates will make sure that you are in the best possible position for your recovery. The Merced pedestrian accident lawyers at Torem & Associates have extensive experience assisting clients to recover the maximum amount of compensation available by pursuing legal claims against at-fault drivers. Our skilled and experienced lawyers provide our clients with effective and aggressive legal representation. This ensures that victims hurt in accidents have the ability to hold those responsible for their crashes accountable, as well as collect maximum financial compensation for their injuries and incurred losses.

 If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Merced at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Merced.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Merced and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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