1 Injured in Ocean Beach Pedestrian Accident on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard
OCEAN BEACH, CA (July 7, 2020) – On Sunday night, a motorcycle hit and seriously injured a pedestrian on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard.
The hit-and-run crash occurred about 8:40 p.m. on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard near Voltaire Street, stated San Diego Police Officer John Buttle.
Buttle added that a 51-year-old man rode a northbound Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard in heavy traffic. Some cars stopped in front of him due to a red light at Voltaire Street.
Afterward, the rider weaved to the left and began passing the stopped cars. However, a 26-year-old man on the east side of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard was crossing the road while vehicles were stopped. Then, the motorcycle struck the pedestrian.
Responders transported the victim to a hospital with a dislocated hip. Meanwhile, the motorcycle rider escaped the crash scene without stopping to render aid. He also left his female passenger behind.
The thought of an accident can leave us all in a panic. If you’re ever involved in one, do your best to remain calm. Moreover, avoid the trouble and wait for authorities to arrive and tend to those injured.
Precautionary Measures Against Pedestrian Accidents
As roadways continue to clear and walking outside has increased in commonality, pedestrian accident statistics are soaring.
However, you can avoid being involved in an accident by avoiding dangerous habits. Furthermore, make sure to always walk on the sidewalk (no jaywalking) and make eye contact with drivers. Indeed, we must never assume to be visible to a driver.
If you’re a driver, know that pedestrians have the right of way at any crosswalk or intersection. You must yield and be prepared to stop.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents, but the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Although no amount of compensation can make a difference to the damages you suffered, pursuing a legal case in your accident can help your family immensely. Furthermore, we at Sweet Lawyers are here to spearhead your case while you focus on recovering. Our lawyers have dealt with a variety of personal injury cases over the years. By hiring us, you’ll get an adequate settlement to help you and your family with medical bills, time off work, etc. Moreover, tackling costly expenses that result from an accident is no easy feat, and we’re here to assist in that regard. For a case evaluation, call (800) 674 7852.