Pedestrians Struck While Standing Outside their Vehicle
Pedestrians Struck While Standing Outside their Vehicle

Two people standing outside their vehicle were injured last week in Hesperia when an SUV struck them. The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Friday, August 11, on Arrowhead Lake Road just south of Rock Springs Road.

The driver of a Toyota Corolla pulled over on the narrow shoulder of southbound Arrowhead Lake Road. The vehicle’s two occupants both got out of the vehicle. Both pedestrians and the Toyota were then struck from behind by a Nissan Murano. The impact sent the Toyota into the opposite lane.

Both pedestrians were airlifted to trauma centers for their injuries. One occupant of the Nissan was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries. Police have not said why the two people were standing outside their vehicle.

5 Tips for Safely Pulling Over in an Emergency

If you must pull over for an emergency, make sure you do so safely. Here are some tips for safely pulling over:

  1. Be prepared with an emergency kit in your vehicle. Include things like flares or reflective material to help make yourself more visible to traffic.
  2. Pull over to a safe location.
  3. If your vehicle is disabled in the roadway and you must get out, exit on the opposite traffic side. Never turn your back to oncoming traffic.
  4. If you can safely remain in your vehicle, do so. Keep your seatbelt on.
  5. Once you have made yourself as safe as possible, call for help. Besides calling for a tow, it is also a good idea to contact the California Highway Patrol. If necessary, an officer can come and help keep traffic away from you.

“Our thoughts are with the people injured in this accident. If you have to pull over for an emergency and exit your vehicle, do your best to make yourself visible to other drivers until help arrives,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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