OXNARD, CA — According to KEYT, the Oxnard Police Department responded to a call on Saturday, January 13, 2024, reporting a pedestrian struck by a 2002 Chevy Avalanche at the intersection of Wooley Road and Oxnard Boulevard.
The call came in around 6:30 PM, and when they arrived at the scene, officers located a 35-year-old Oxnard resident near the roadway with significant injuries. Emergency medical service personnel attended to the scene and transported them to Ventura Medical Center for treatment.
The driver of the Chevy Avalanche, a 48-year-old Oxnard resident, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Initial findings suggest the vehicle was traveling westbound on Wooley Rd when it struck the pedestrian. However, investigators do not believe speed or impairment played a role in the incident.
Drivers are expected to provide an extra duty of care to pedestrians, who are likely to suffer more serious injuries in a car crash due to their greater vulnerability. The driver in such an accident may be considered responsible for the pedestrian’s hospital bills, loss of income due to time taken off work to recover, and other costs resulting from the accident.
However, receiving compensation for these injuries may not be simple for victims or their families, since insurance companies will attempt to minimize a potential payout. Therefore, victims should strongly consider the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney.