Man Hurt in San Diego Pedestrian Accident on El Cajon Boulevard
SAN DIEGO, CA (December 8, 2020) – Monday evening, a 73-year-old man suffered injuries in an accident on El Cajon Boulevard and Altadena Avenue.
The incident happened at 9:55 a.m. on El Cajon Boulevard and Altadena Avenue. According to San Diego Police Officer John Buttle, it occurred east of Interstate 15.
Buttle added that the 73-year-old pedestrian rode a motorized wheelchair while crossing south on El Cajon Boulevard. However, the pedestrian didn’t use a marked crosswalk when an eastbound vehicle hit him.
The driver stopped and remained at the scene until medics arrived. However, the driver escaped before law enforcement came.
Meanwhile, responders took the victim to a hospital for treatment of fractures to the tibia and fibula in one of his legs.
At this time, the authorities haven’t disclosed any description of the suspect or the vehicle.
What You Can Do if You Find Yourself in a Crash Similar to Accident on El Cajon Boulevard
When driving behind the wheel, it is important to always be on the lookout for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. As a pedestrian, make yourself visible and always walk on the sidewalks. Obey traffic laws and be cautious of your surroundings. Ultimately, you can prevent unforeseen accidents and keep yourself and others safe on the road.
Pedestrians have the right of way 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, being wary when traveling on foot is important.
Moreover, locations for these pedestrian incidents include shopping center entrances and intersections.
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