Two Women Injured In Cayucos Car Accident At Shoreline Inn Parking Lot
CAYUCOS, CALIFORNIA (November 3, 2019) – Two women were seriously injured in a car accident at the Shoreline Inn.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place when a a man in a 1955 Ford Truck was backing into a parking space. The elderly driver accidentally hit the accelerator and struck the two victims.
The two victims sustained major injuries and had to be transported to the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. The victims are being described as a 66-year-old woman from Lemoore and a 71-year-old woman from Fresno.
Neither alcohol nor drugs are believed to be factors in the crash. The driver of the Ford truck that hit the two women remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
A investigation into the car accident at the Shoreline Inn remains ongoing.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
All driver have a responsibility to keep an eye out for pedestrians and take measures to avoid hitting them. A number of car accidents are caused by elderly drivers that experience “pedal confusion.” According to The Star, “Older drivers are more likely to experience pedal confusion and the unintended acceleration of their vehicles than younger motorists There have been thousands of cases of accidents occurring when drivers hit the gas but are convinced they are applying the brakes and researchers believe it is the result of a glitch in our sensory motor response.” Victims of pedestrian accidents often suffer from very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
According to Very Well Mind, “Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are the leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general population. Each year, there are an estimated six million MVAs in the United States, resulting in over 2.5 million injuries. According to a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study, 39.2% of MVA survivors develop PTSD.” Victims of car accidents may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Even if the at fault driver does not have insurance you may have legal recourse through Prop 213. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to call us anytime at (888) 888-9285.