San Diego Truck Accident Injured Woman At Colina Del Sol Intersection By Trojan Avenue and 54th Street
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (September 5, 2019) – A female pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident with a City of San Diego truck by the intersection of Trojan Avenue and 54th Street.
Sam Diego police are saying that the accident took place around 8:15 a.m. Paramedics rushed to the scene of the truck accident in order to help the victim who was suffering from serious injuries.
She had to be transported to the Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hilcrest. The truck driver that hit the victim remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Anyone with information about what may have led up to the crash should reach out to the SDPD.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
San Diego county is one of the most dangerous counties in terms of pedestrian accidents. According to one report from NBC San Diego, “San Diego County was ranked as having the seventh-highest number of pedestrian deaths in 2016 when compared to the rest of the country, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report released Wednesday.” There are a number of factors linked to pedestrian accidents:
- Improper lane use
- Unmarked crosswalks
- Left-hand turns
- Driver distractions
- Alcohol / Drug use
Truck drivers are supposed to be doing everything in their power to spot pedestrians and take measures to avoid hitting them. 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.” Here are just a few of the measures that truck drivers can take to help prevent pedestrian accidents:
- Look for pedestrian eye contact
- Take weather into account
- Slow down when pedestrians are present
- Check for pedestrians when making turns
Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. If they were hit by a city truck they could potentially file a claim against the city that owned the truck. Damages in a civil claim can help with lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the woman who was injured in this San Diego truck accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that safety measures will be put in place to make this intersection safer.
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a San Diego 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 are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. 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.