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Temecula Pedestrian Accident Leaves Jogger with Critical Injuries


Theodore Angle, 51, of Temecula, suffered critical injuries after he was struck by a car Sept. 6 while jogging on a city street, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Angle was jogging west on Redhawk Parkway toward Via Cordoba when he was struck by a 2000 Lexus RX300 sport utility vehicle. Riverside Police identified the driver of the SUV as Hauquiang Huang, 68, of Riverside.

Angle was transported to an area hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Huang was not arrested or cited. Riverside traffic investigators are looking for eyewitnesses to this pedestrian accident.

I wish Angle the very best for a speedy recovery from his injuries.

It’s still too early to tell how this incident happened. The news report does not tell us if Angle crossed the street in a crosswalk or at an intersection or if he simply ran across the eastbound lanes. I bet that’s why investigators are looking for people who saw it happen.

According to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, in 2006, there was one pedestrian fatality in Temecula and five pedestrian accident related injuries.

Theodore Angle and his family would greatly benefit from a consultation with a skilled California personal injury attorney who is experienced in pedestrian accidents. If I were representing Theodore Angle, I would definitely look into whether there was a dangerous condition on that road. I’d look for visual obstacles that may have obstructed Huang’s view of the road and of Angle crossing the road. Injured victims, who wish to file a claim against a governmental agency or entity, must do so within 180 days of the incident.

If Huang does not have sufficient insurance, then Angle may be able to seek compensation through his own auto insurance’s “uninsured” or “underinsured” motorist coverage.

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