1 Hurt in San Diego Pedestrian Crash on El Cajon Boulevard
SAN DIEGO, CA (June 17, 2020) – Saturday night, a person sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident on El Cajon Boulevard.
The pedestrian suffered a pelvic fracture and head trauma in the crash that occurred just before 8:30 p.m.
Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department revealed that a 2003 Toyota Avalon hit a 55-year-old pedestrian.
The authorities revealed that the 50-year-old driver hit the pedestrian as he ran from the south sidewalk to the north sidewalk.
Heims also added that intoxication didn’t play a role in the crash.
“The pedestrian jumped over the raised center median and continued to run northbound into the path of the Toyota,” he stated. “The Toyota was unable to avoid a collision with the pedestrian.”
Furthermore, the department’s traffic division currently handles the crash investigation.
Moreover, the police encourage anyone with additional information to contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
The thought of an accident can leave us all in a panic. If you’re ever involved in one, do your best to remain calm. Moreover, avoid the trouble and wait for authorities to arrive and tend to those injured.
Prevention Tips Against Pedestrian Accidents
As roadways continue to clear and walking outside has increased in commonality, pedestrian accident statistics are soaring.
However, you can avoid being involved in an accident by avoiding dangerous habits. Also, make sure to always walk on the sidewalk (no jaywalking) and make eye contact with drivers. Furthermore, never assume the driver can see you.
If you’re a driver, know that pedestrians have the right of way at any crosswalk or intersection. You must yield and be prepared to stop.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents, but the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Although no amount of compensation can make a difference to the damages you suffered, pursuing a legal case in your accident can help your family immensely. Furthermore, we at Sweet Lawyers are here to spearhead case while you focus on recovering. Our lawyers specialize in personal injury cases. By hiring us, you’ll get a high settlement to help you and your family with medical bills, time off work, etc. Moreover, tackling costly expenses that result from an accident is no easy feat, and we’re here to assist in that regard. For a case evaluation, call (800) 674 7852.