Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chico State University Student Critically Injured in Pedestrian Accident

A tragic pedestrian accident shocked the Chico State University community on Saturday December 8, 2012. Chico Police Department Officials have indicated that 21-year-old student Brandon Fisher was struck by a Chevy pickup truck at the intersection of Walnut Street and West First Street. The victim was transported to Enloe Medical Center where he is reportedly fighting for his life.  At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon in hopes that he makes a complete recovery.

The driver of the pickup truck was arrested shortly following the accident. According to unconfirmed reports, 20-year-old Butte College student Mathew Lambert was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Police are still investigating the exact cause of this tragic pedestrian accident. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents include: aggressive driving, driver intoxication, driver inattentiveness and driver confusion.

The majority of pedestrian accidents occur at intersections.  Sometimes dangerous intersections contribute to an environment in which the safety of pedestrians is put at risk. An intersection can be unsafe for a variety of reasons including: inadequate lighting, poor design, improper fazing of traffic lights, and insufficient signage.  A government or public entity may share some liability if an unsafe intersection contributes to a pedestrian accident.

The experienced attorneys at Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP are committed to fighting on behalf of pedestrians and their families. A fatal or severe pedestrian accident is a tragic experience that nobody should be forced to endure. Victims of pedestrian accidents need financial compensation to help rebuild their lives. Our dedicated trial lawyers fight tirelessly for our clients to get them the compensation they deserve.

If you or loved one have experienced a pedestrian accident call Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP for a free consultation.

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