There are few activities that involve more trust than the simple act of crossing the street. While we learn at an early age that we should look both ways before crossing, we still trust that stopped vehicles will remain stopped and that people will heed basic traffic laws. Very few drivers set out to hurt or kill a pedestrian. Yet, people continue to drive drunk, an act that violates the trust of every single pedestrian. As a Sonoma pedestrian accident attorney, Greg Brod is dedicated to fighting on behalf of pedestrians hit by drunk drivers and holding drivers accountable when they violate our trust and endanger us all.
Petaluma Pedestrian Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver
Late last week, The Press Democrat reported on an accident involving a suspected drunk driver and an elderly pedestrian. According to police, 85 year-old George Stucky was badly injured when hit while using a crosswalk at the intersection of Petaluma Boulevard North and East Washington Street in Petaluma on Thursday at 5:16 P.M. Police say an unidentified driver was stopped at the intersection, apparently waiting for Stucky to cross before making a left turn onto Washington Street. Allegedly, 48 year-old William Atkinson hit Stucky when Atkinson drove around the stopped vehicle in order to make the same left-hand turn. Police suspect Atkinson had been drinking; he was transported to an area hospital for a blood-alcohol test before being booked on suspicion of felony drunk driving involving injury. As of late Thursday, Stucky was being treated at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and listed in stable condition.