Santa Rosa, CA – Peter Howe Hit, Critically Injured In Pedestrian Crash
Santa Rosa, CA (August 6, 2018) – A pedestrian was struck by a car and critically injured on Sunday morning. Just after midnight, 59-year-old Peter M. Howe was walking on Highway 1 near Ocean Drive when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 51-year-old Tricia H. Godwin.
Howe was critically injured in the crash. He was first transported to Mendocino Coast District Hospital before being airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. There is no update on his condition at this time.
Godwin remained on scene and cooperated with investigators in the aftermath of the crash. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to have played a part in this crash, although police have not released a specific cause.
There is no further information available at this time.
Los Angeles Pedestrian Accidents
Our thoughts are with Peter Howe as he recovers from this tragic pedestrian accident.
Each year, thousands of pedestrians are hurt following vehicle collisions. Some of the injuries will be serious and even fatal. After a pedestrian crash occurs, police first work to determine who is at fault. Following the investigation, there is a written report detailing the events leading to the crash.
In California, a pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle may have a legal claim for personal injury. In order to bring a claim, the pedestrian must establish that the driver was negligent in causing the crash. Some ways that drivers are typically negligent are:
- Failing to stop at crosswalks and stop lights
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Speeding through congested areas
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
If a pedestrian is injured due to a negligent driver, the pedestrian can recover compensation for their injuries, including both physical costs like medical bills and psychological costs like pain and suffering. In this crash, it is still too early to determine whether Ms. Godwin was negligent in any way.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Los Angeles area pedestrian accident, you need an experienced pedestrian accident attorney by your side. At the Los Angeles Injury Group, our team of attorneys can help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.
For a free consultation, call us today at 310-954-7248.