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.