National City, CA – Pedestrian Injured at E 21st St & Highland AveSan Diego Legal News
National City, CA (February 11, 2020) – A woman was seriously injured after being struck by a pickup truck in National City, California on Monday, February 10th. The accident occurred at the intersection of East 21st Street and Highland Avenue at around 12:20 p.m. Initial reports revealed that the driver of the 2019 Toyota pickup truck was distracted at the time of the accident.
The injured pedestrian was using a designated crosswalk at the time of the accident. The 29-year-old man that hit the woman remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. The identity of the injured party hasn’t been released at this time.
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
California Pedestrian Accidents
When you travel the road by foot, you’re leaving yourself vulnerable to being seriously injured in the event of a crash. Inattentive drivers often fail to notice pedestrians on the road, which can be particularly dangerous. Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise throughout California.
There were 16,000 pedestrians injured in the state in 2016 alone. The pedestrian fatality rate in California is 30 percent higher than the national average. In some cases, injured parties can recover lost compensation with the help of a California pedestrian injury lawyer.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, Coastal Legal Center strives to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in San Diego. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.