Sadly it was reported today that a 67 year old woman in San Mateo California suffered from life threatening injuries after being hit by a van. Pedestrian accidents are some of the most serious types of accidents. While drugs and or alcohol were not a factor in the accident, the injured party is still able to pursue a claim for damages. In pedestrian accident claims injured parties can suffer from significant injuries to the body. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident make sure you know your rights.