All drivers owe a legal duty to take care for the safety of a pedestrians.
The courts realise that a pedestrian poses very little threat to a motorist. But a motorist posses an enormous threat to the pedestrian.
So the law very often works in favour of the injured pedestrian.
Of course these cases can be easier to prove when the pedestrian is crossing at a pelican crossing or a zebra crossing.
But wherever the accident occurs the law is likely to favour an injured pedestrian.