not today satan
- Aug 6, 2014
- Reaction score
In California, Pedestrians always have the right of way, in a cross walk, or not.
Ca. vehicle code 21950.
NCY is the other way around. Vehicles always have the right of way.
This is all I found:
21950. (a) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
No mention of people walking in the road or crossing where there isn't a marked or unmarked crosswalk. But I think it should be if a car hits a pedestrian it is the driver's fault - kind of like when someone gets rear-ended.
For sure hit-and-run is always against the law, and it should apply even if the hit-and-run driver is a police officer.