San Francisco news reports that a yellow cab driver struck and injured
two pedestrians, leaving one critically injured. The two pedestrians were
working at a shoe shine stand in the financial district. A bystander noted
that the cab jumped the curb and ran into the workers on the corner of
Sutter and Sansome Streets. An investigation into the accident reveals
the driver may have suffered a medical condition.
Whenever a serious personal injury accident occurs, it is important to
investigate all of the factors that may have caused or contributed to
an incident. For example, while here the initial impression may be that
a driver drove over the curb, hitting the pedestrians, it is important
to determine the reasons behind the crash. Was the driver driving safely
but an outside factor created a dangerous condition? Was there a mechanical
issue with the car, such as faulty brakes? Was there an unforeseen obstruction
in the road? Or, if here there was a medical condition - was the driver
aware of it? Had a doctor previously warned him of the potential driving dangers?
Each of these issues may affect potential liability, and an injured parties
road to recovery and compensation.
For more information, or if you have suffered injuries in any type of motor-vehicle
accident, please contact the experienced San Francisco personal injury
lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.