Daytime television icon Linsey Godfrey was run down on Monday afternoon while walking along a sidewalk in Los Angeles. The Huffington Post reports that the driver of the black BMW swerved following an on-street accident, careened onto the sidewalk, and struck the actress. Pinned underneath the wreckage, the 26-year-old woman suffered two broken ankles and was pulled free by a passerby. She went into surgery shortly thereafter and is said to be recovering from her injuries. While the cause of the initial accident, or what prompted the driver of the BMW to jump the curb and strike Ms. Godfrey, is unknown, neither of the drivers involved were arrested.
Fortunately, in this particular accident, there were no deaths or catastrophic injuries. However, more often than not, pedestrians who inadvertently become involved in car accidents, end up suffering severe, if not fatal injuries. This can be especially true when the accident occurs along a busy city or residential street. The causes for such wrecks vary from case to case, but often include:
- Disobeying posted traffic signs
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
If you or a family member has been involved in an automobile accident or struck by a vehicle that was involved in car accident, we highly recommend speaking with a qualified Los Angeles personal injury attorney. The firm of Kahn Roven is here to help you and your loved ones recover the damages you are owed in such cases. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.