1 Dead in El Cajon Pedestrian Crash on Broadway
EL CAJON, CA (May 22, 2020) – Wednesday evening, a 76-year-old man in a wheelchair died in a pedestrian accident on Broadway.
Lt. Jason Taub of the El Cajon Police Department revealed that the incident happened at around 8:40 p.m. on Broadway and First Street.
Paramedics treated the man at the scene. Eventually, they transported the pedestrian to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to injuries.
The preliminary investigation showed that an eastbound white Toyota Camry on Broadway at First Street hit the wheelchair-bound man. The elderly man was crossing the street illegally. Meanwhile, the involved driver remained at the scene and has been cooperative with the investigation.
The authorities also ruled out alcohol or drugs as factors in the collision.
“We would… like to remind those who walk at night to obey all traffic control devices, only cross the street at designated, controlled intersections, and wear bright or light-colored clothing for visibility,” Taub stated.
“For those driving vehicles during hours of darkness, please pay extra attention to the roadway and be aware of pedestrians that may be crossing.”
At this time, the authorities didn’t disclose the identity of the victim.
We at Sweet Lawyers send out our heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of the victim who passed in the accident on Broadwway.
Accident on Broadway Aftermath and the Rising Number of Pedestrian Accidents
In a time where an unexpected tragedy befalls such as this one, you may be left feeling powerless. According to NHTSA, pedestrian fatalities continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians were killed in 2018 than in any year since 1990
Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers said, “Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents, but the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries. Common locations for these pedestrian incidents include shopping center entrances and street corners.”
While assigning blame is usually one of the last things you would consider doing in a time of a devastating loss, it is important to make sure your family is covered in the face of tragedy.
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