On Thursday, July 16, 2009, a red Chevy Blazer jumped a curb, careened into a pedestrian and severed a fire hydrant in Scotts Valley, California. The accident occurred at the intersection of Mt. Hermon Road and Spring Lakes Drive during rush hour traffic. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the driver was apparently caught in the intersection when he stepped on the gas, jumped the curb, and plowed into the innocent pedestrian who apparently was walking on the sidewalk with her boyfriend.
While the nature and extent of the injuries to the pedestrian are not yet known, at least one victim was transported from the scene via air ambulance. According to the pedestrian accident specialists at Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP, the most common causes of pedestrian accidents of this nature include driver inattentiveness, driver confusion, and aggressive driving.