1 Hurt in San Diego Pedestrian Accident on Imperial Avenue and 63rd Street
SAN DIEGO, CA (June 10, 2021) – Wednesday night, a pedestrian suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash on Imperial Avenue and 63rd Street.
The incident occurred at around 8:25 p.m., Officer Robert Heims said. Reports revealed that as the pedestrian crossed against a red light, a westbound driver sped up to beat a light before it turned red.
“The vehicle struck the pedestrian and then fled the scene,” Heims revealed. At this time, the authorities haven’t identified the make and model of the vehicle. However, they described the vehicle as dark in color.
Meanwhile, responders took the unidentified victim to a hospital with grave injuries.
The San Diego Police Department’s traffic division handles the investigation. Also, they urged anyone with information about the incident to contact traffic investigators at (858) 573-5002. They can also turn to San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.
What’s Next after a San Diego Pedestrian Crash
According to NHTSA, pedestrian accidents continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians died in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
To avoid any involvement in such accidents, be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.
It is also crucial that everyone remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of a collision. Moreover, the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are motivated by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers, a practicing attorney.
If you or a family member suffered similarly in a pedestrian accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. With us, you can be assured your case will be taken care of. Our 40 years of experience in the legal field is proof that we know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and experienced professional legal team deal with cases including pedestrian accidents. Above all, we believe you deserve the best legal representation and proper compensation for your pain and suffering. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.