San Diego, CA – Pedestrian Struck at 54th St & Trojan AveSan Diego Legal News
San Diego, CA (March 9, 2020) – A pedestrian was injured in a crash late last night on Sunday, March 8th, in San Diego. The accident took place on 54th Street, between El Cajon Boulevard and Trojan Avenue, at around 8:50 p.m. Local officials responded to the scene to render aid to the injured party.
According to initial sources, a 61-year-old man driving a 1997 Honda Civic was traveling south on 54th Street when he swerved to attempt striking a pedestrian crossing the roadway. The right side of the Honda struck the 64-year-old man walking in the street. The injured pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of multiple injuries, including a broken leg.
The driver of the Honda remained at the scene. The investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Crashes in California
Pedestrian collisions are some of the most devastating types of crashes on Californian roadways. The pedestrian fatality rate in the state is 30 percent higher than the national average. In 2018, 689 pedestrians lost their lives in California car accidents.
The road is dangerous for everyone, but it’s particularly hazardous for pedestrians. Those who are struck by motor vehicles are at risk of suffering severe injuries. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified California pedestrian injury attorney to discuss possible compensation.
Reckless motorists can be held liable for injuries resulting from a car accident. The Coastal Legal Center is here to help you construct a solid case and increase your chances of a successful claim. Contact our offices at (619) 231- 0724 to see how we can help.
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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.