48-Year-Old Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Car Accident By The Intersection Of Greenfield Drive near Lyons Lane
EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA (March 20, 2019) – A 48-year-old man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Greenfield Drive near Lyons Lane.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 10:00 p.m. The car that hit the victim is being described as a gray sedan.
Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. He was taken to the Sharp Memorial Hospital with major injuries.
El Cajon police are asking anyone that may have seen what happened to come forward.
Liability In Hit-And-Run Accidents
According to a report by AAA, California leads the nations in hit-and-run crashes. In fact, there has been a 60 percent increase in hit-and-run accidents from 2009 – 2016. Here are just a few of the findings from the report.
- Around 65% of hit-and-run fatalities are pedestrians
- Hit-and-run deaths have increased nearly 7.2% every year from 2009
- Minnesota has the lowest per capita rate of hit-and-run fatalities
Drivers that choose to flee the scene of an accident that causes bodily injury will likely face criminal as well as civil liability. Any person that is injured may have the ability to seek compensation through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a claim may include money for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A pedestrian accident attorney can evaluate the specific facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you love been injured in an El Cajon pedestrian accident. You may be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help with whatever you need. We’ve successfully resolved thousands of claims and can work to get you the care and support you need. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need help investigating an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.