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Teen Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Fifth Street in Oxnard

A teenager was injured in a serious pedestrian accident that took place in Oxnard on Sunday night. Oxnard Police Department officials responded to the scene on Fifth Street around the area of Patterson Road and the Oxnard Airport on the night of August 27, 2023.

VC Star reports that the accident happened near the intersection of Fifth Street and Patterson Road. A driver was traveling westbound in an SUV when the driver suddenly struck a teen who was crossing the street. The driver of the SUV remained on scene following the collision.

Paramedics rushed the female teenager to Ventura County Medical Center. She has since been listed in critical condition with multiple injuries.

A portion of the road was blocked near the intersection while police cleared the scene.

Oxnard Police Department officials continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the accident. It is not known if any charges will be brought as the investigation continues.

Pedestrian Accident Dangers in Oxnard

According to information provided by the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) in 2022, a total of 222 crashes involving pedestrians took place throughout all of Ventura County. This means that 6.4% of accidents that year involved a pedestrian in some way.

When a pedestrian is involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle, they are likely to sustain serious damages. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have virtually no protection from harm against large vehicles.

A word for victims of pedestrian accidents in Oxnard…

If you or somebody you love has been hurt in an Oxnard pedestrian accident or in a collision that happened anywhere in Ventura County, you have many legal options for recovery. You may be contacted by the insurance company soon after your accident, who could offer you a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept. However, you may want to seek legal advice so that you do not get a “lowball” offer or a claim denial that can cost you in the long run.

You can read more about what options an attorney can offer you and how you can face the insurance company in regards to your car accident claim in Oxnard and beyond.

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