San Diego, IL – Man in Wheelchair Hit at Grand Ave & Bayard StSan Diego Legal News
San Diego, IL (January 31, 2020) – A man bound to a wheelchair was hit by an oncoming vehicle on Thursday, January 30th. The crash occurred near the intersedction of Grand Avenue and Bayard Street at around 6 p.m. The cause of the accident isn’t known at this time.
According to local sources, the victim was struck by a 2008 Nissan Versa driven by a 33-year-old woman traveling eastbound on Grand Avenue. The pedestrian was hospitalized with a broken leg after the crash. The driver of the Nissan was uninjured in the accident.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress. More details will be released as it continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
San Diego Pedestrian Crashes
Pedestrians face a great deal more hazards on the road than other travelers. Without the protection afforded to occupants of motor vehicles, pedestrians risk serious injuries in the event of a crash. There is little protecting a pedestrian from the full impact of a vehicle collision.
More than 14,000 pedestrians were injured in California in 2016 alone. The pedestrian fatality rate in the state is considerably higher than in other states, making it a particularly dangerous place for pedestrians. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a San Diego personal injury attorney to recover lost compensation.
Notes: Outside news sources were used to create this post. Subsequently, the details of the accident have not been independently verified by our own staff. If you find any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us and we will correct the information or remove the post.
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.