Monday, April 8, 2013

Two Pedestrians Injured After Being Struck by Garbage Truck in San Francisco

A frightening pedestrian accident left two people with serious injuries.  The accident occurred on March 27, 2013 at approximately 7:30 a.m.  According to published reports, two grandparents and their grandchildren were walking in the crosswalk at Embarcadero at the intersection of Broadway Street when a Recology garbage truck plowed through the crosswalk.  Witnesses report seeing the garbage truck turning southbound on the embarcadero without yielding for the pedestrians. 

A San Francisco Police Department spokesperson has indicated that the victims were a 7-year-old girl and her 66-year-old grandmother.  Both victims were immediately transported to San Francisco General Hospital with serious injuries.  At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with the victims in hopes that they make a complete and speedy recovery. 
Sadly, pedestrian accidents in San Francisco are an all too common occurrence. The vast majority of these accidents are completely avoidable.  There are many different causes of pedestrian accidents.  Some common causes include: driver inattentiveness, aggressive driving, driver confusion and dangerous intersections. 

The experienced pedestrian accident lawyers at Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP specialize in fighting for pedestrian accident victims and their families.  We are committed to holding negligent drivers and their insurance companies accountable.
If you or a loved one have experienced a pedestrian accident call the office of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP today for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We can help explain your rights and provide you with a free case evaluation. 

1 comment:

  1. Among the most serious traffic incidents that can occur are those which involve pedestrians. Lacking any protection whatsoever, a pedestrian is completely vulnerable to serious injuries when struck by a moving vehicle. Even a relatively slow-moving vehicle can cause fractures and other major injuries to a pedestrian due to the size and weight of the vehicle and the hardness of the outside surfaces. Pedestrian accidents can involve runners or joggers who are struck in a crosswalk, sideswiped by a car or truck, struck while in a parking lot, struck while exiting a bus or car and many other instances. You should contact pedestrian accident lawyers right away to assess your case, gather evidence, contact witnesses and get the most compensation any damage to your bike, your body and for past and future pain and suffering.