69-Year-Old Woman Seriously Injured In Car Accident In City Heights Along University Avenue
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (May 23, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident in City Highways on University Heights.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the 69-year-old woman was crossing the road when she was unexpectedly struck by a vehicle. The accident took place just before 10:00 a.m.
Paramedics rushed to the scene of the collision and came across the woman who was laying in the middle of the road. She had a broken pelvis and was suffering from brain bleed.
The 18-year-old woman who hit the pedestrian remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Authorities are asking any eye witnesses to come forward.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to pedestrians that are in lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “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, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.”
Any drivers that hits a pedestrian may face civil liability. The victim – or their family – may have the ability to recover damages through a bodily injured claim. A car accident attorney can work on your behalf to make sure that you are getting the medical and financial support that you need to fully recover.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
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