Pedestrian With Walker Hit, Injured by Car in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA (November 15, 2019) — A pedestrian using a walker was hit and injured by a vehicle in a pedestrian accident on Orange Avenue near Central Avenue Wednesday evening.
According to San Diego Police Officer J. Buttle, the crash happened around 5:11 p.m. in the 4000 block of Orange Avenue.
Buttle said a 2004 Mitsubishi Galant, driven by a woman who was headed westbound on Orange Avenue, struck the pedestrian. The man, using a walker, had been at a crosswalk on Central Avenue at the time of the impact.
After that, paramedics shuttled him to a nearby hospital to undergo treatment for his life-threatening injuries. In addition, his injuries included internal bleeding, a fractured tibia and a brain bleed.
Authorities are investigating the details of this crash to determine the liabilities. However, they have concluded that alcohol did not play a factor. In addition, the woman did not see the man crossing at the time.
Drivers are becoming more distracted than ever. It is important to put our smartphones aware to focus solely on the road. In addition, distractions like this pull our attention away from the road, other drivers and pedestrians. As a result, focus your attention on the road and prepare to yield to others.
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