Escondido Pedestrian Accident: Pedestrian Injured In Escondido Car Accident on Midway Drive near Valley Parkway
ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA (August 22, 2019) – A man in his late 40’s was seriously injured in a car accident with a pickup truck as he was trying to cross the street by Midway Drive near Valley Parkway.
Escondido police are saying that the accident took place around 7:00 a.m. The driver of the pickup truck was making a right turn when he hit the victim.
Paramedics and police rushed to the scene of the accident. The victim was unconscious and transported to the hospital with a major head injury.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Pedestrians ages 65 and older accounted for 20% of all pedestrian deaths in 2016 and an estimated 15% of all pedestrians injured in 2015.” A disproportionate number of pedestrian accidents are due to:
- Driver distraction
- Driver intoxication
All drivers have a legal responsibility to take steps to avoid pedestrians even if they are outside of legally marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “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 the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.”
Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the legal and medical support that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.