Dehesa Road Pedestrian Accident Injured 34-Year-Old Man El Cajon Man
San Diego, CA (April 30, 2021) – On Friday, a 34-year-old El Cajon man was injured in a pedestrian accident on Dehesa Road.
The pedestrian crash happened at about 5:30 a.m. east of Burgasia Path.
Apparently, he was almost across the road when a westbound 2013 Ford Transit van struck him.
Right away, paramedics took the victim to a hospital.
Meanwhile, the 66-year-old van driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. They do not suspect either alcohol or drugs were factors in the incident.
Don’t speed, follow the speed limit and never use your phone; always be cautious of your surroundings.
Dealing With Pedestrian Accidents
In today’s current state of affairs, more individuals are walking as a new way to escape home for a while.
As a result, pedestrian accidents have also spiked in popularity, so has the risk of pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian accidents are incidents in which someone walking or crossing a road is injured by a vehicle striking them.
Pedestrian accidents more often than not can be avoided. A common cause of these unfortunate incidents includes drivers speeding. Motorists who speed do not have enough reaction time to stop or yield for pedestrians who have the right of way. Especially now, with roadways emptier than ever across the world, drivers disobeying the speed limit is at an all-time high. Thus, pedestrian safety is at an all-time low.
Meanwhile, here are some things that we can do to avoid such accidents.
– Avoid dangerous behaviors: always walk on the sidewalk (no jaywalking), stay sober, and make eye contact with drivers, don’t assume the driver can see you.
– Look before you step: cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections, obey traffic signals, and watch for turning vehicles.
Hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident.
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