Saturday night saw one accident provide the catalyst for a subsequent pedestrian collision which sent two people to the hospital.
The incident occurred in San Luis Obispo just before 10 pm on Saturday night. A Pontiac Bonneville was heading north along Highway 101 in the far left lane. The vehicle was slightly south of Santa Rosa Street when it careened into a stroller that had fallen onto the freeway.
The vehicle was brought to a stop in the lane and the two occupants exited the car. They and an undisclosed number of other drivers in the area attempted to push the car out of the highway and onto the shoulder of the road.
That was when a Saturn Ion approached the area from the middle lane of the freeway. A vehicle allegedly stopped in front of the Ion amidst a sea of other slowing vehicles, and to avoid a crash with that car, the Saturn swerved into the left, directly into the lane with the stopped Bonneville. The Ion collided with the driver turned pedestrian, and then it crashed into the Bonneville itself. The force pushed the Bonneville into another person helping to maneuver the car on foot.
Both injured persons were taken to nearby Sierra Vista Hospital to be treated. They were released shortly thereafter. The California Highway Patrol investigated the scene.
In the event of a non-injury collision, heed my advice as a Roseville car accident lawyer: be careful. When you exit your vehicle, you should be aware that there are other automobiles still flying by at high speeds. Taking every possible precaution is the best move to avoid a further incident, and as a personal injury lawyer in Roseville, I also urge other drivers to give pedestrians a wide berth.