1 Hurt in San Diego Accident on 45th Street
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 3, 2020) – Wednesday afternoon, a 62-year-old pedestrian sustained injuries in a crash on 45th Street.
According to San Diego Police Officer John Buttle, the crash occurred just after 5:45 p.m. on South 45th Street and Imperial Avenue.
Reports revealed that the man was heading east on the sidewalk of Imperial Avenue near 45th Street. However, he approached the intersection at a red light and was hit by a Nissan Rogue SUV turning left on 45th Street.
As a result, responders transported the pedestrian Nissan Rogue SUV. Meanwhile, the 53-year-old female Nissan driver was uninjured and stayed at the crash scene for the investigation.
Due to limited information available, the crash remains under active investigation.
Facts about Pedestrians and Accidents
Pedestrians have the right of way only at any crosswalk or intersection. Therefore, it’s a driver’s responsibility to yield and be prepared to stop.
While car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
Furthermore, common locations for these pedestrian incidents include shopping center entrances, street corners, and intersections.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. Nevertheless, the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
If you sustained injuries in a crash, reach out to the experienced accident attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. We understand what you are going through. Thus, our team is here to ensure your legal rights are protected. With over 40 years in the legal field, we have the experience and the resources to win your pedestrian accident case. Call us today at (800) 674 7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation at a location nearest you.