A 69-year-old woman was injured in a San Diego car accident after she was hit by a vehicle at a street intersection. The North County Times reports that the pedestrian accident occurred near the intersection of Via De La Valle and Cancha De Golf in Rancho Santa Fe the afternoon of October 8, 2010. The woman sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to an area medical center. The 71-year-old male driver of the car was not injured. An investigation is ongoing.
My thoughts and prayers are with the injured woman and her family. I wish the victim a complete and speedy recovery from this tragic pedestrian accident.
San Diego Pedestrian Accidents
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 63 people were killed and 998 were injured in San Diego County pedestrian accidents. In San Diego, 23 people fatalities and 533 injuries were reported involving pedestrian accidents during the same year.
Based on this news report, it is not quite clear how or why this injury car accident occurred. It is not yet known whether the pedestrian was crossing the intersection and if she was in a marked or unmarked crosswalk while doing so. California law requires motorists to yield right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks.
California Vehicle Code Section 21950 states: “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.” The same section also states that the driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk “shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of a vehicle or take any other action relating to the operating of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.”
If the driver in this case is found at fault for the pedestrian accident, then he could be held liable for the victim’s injuries. Car accident victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable. Injured victims in such cases may seek compensation from the at-fault party for medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and other related damages. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to car accident victims and their families.
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