The Barnes Firm

Woman In Critical Condition After Being Struck in a Crosswalk

Woman In Critical Condition After Being Struck in a Crosswalk

Petaluma, CA – On Sunday, June 11, 2023, a woman was hit by a car in Petaluma, California, and is now in critical condition. The incident occurred on North McDowell Boulevard when a vehicle driving southbound attempted to turn left onto Candlewood Drive. The car collided with a pedestrian who was crossing the street in a northbound direction after stepping off the sidewalk curb. Police and paramedics arrived at the scene and found the pedestrian with significant injuries. The pedestrian, a female, was transported to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition. Petaluma Police Department are investigating the cause of the accident.

Pedestrian Accidents 

Each year in the United States, over 70,000 pedestrians are injured in accidents. In this horrible accident, the injured pedestrian and her family should hire an investigative team to evaluate all aspects surrounding the collision. This includes reviewing:

  • Driver accident history
  • Police accident report
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • Evaluation if pavement markings are clear and up to code
  • Evaluation is road signage is clear and up to code
  • Evaluation if crosswalk is located and striped per code
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident
  • Inspection of the road conditions
  • Vehicle blind spots
  • Driving records
  • Accident history at this intersection
  • Timing of traffic signals

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in pedestrian accidents get the best result possible. While handling several of these cases, attorneys at The Barnes Firm have found common causes of pedestrian accidents usually include one or more of the following: 

  • Fatigue  
  • Texting and driving  
  • Distracted driving   
  • Failure to yield right of way   
  • Speeding   
  • Aggressive driving   
  • Inexperienced driving   
  • Alcohol or drug involvement   

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

Tags: ,

“The Barnes Firm did an excellent job on my car accident case. Jade was extremely helpful at answering all of my questions.”

Ghyar A.

“The Barnes Firm was very friendly, always quick to respond to our calls and emails. When we had any questions or concerns, they were there to walk us through everything. I would definitely recommend them to anyone that is looking for an attorney that will honestly fight for you and has your best interest in mind.”

Nichole W.

“They handled everything with my accident and got me the maximum amount of money back, more than I thought I would get! Thanks!!”

Philip F.