San Diego, CA – Traffic Accident Ends In Pedestrian Injury
San Diego, CA (November 17, 2018) – Around 5:30 in the evening in the San Diego community of Linda Vista, a woman leaving the Sieu Thi Thuan Phat supermarket was struck by a passing car and severely injured.
Paramedics, police, and the local fire department all responded to the accident on Linda Vista Road where the victim was found lying on the ground bleeding from the ears and nose. The woman received immediate emergency medical transport to Sharp Memorial Hospital, She was suffering from injuries to her head, abdomen, and torso. Police reports have confirmed that the victim was legally crossing the street inside of a marked crosswalk when the accident took place.
No further information on the victim’s progress or the name of either party involved has been released. Police are still trying to determine how the accident took place.
Pedestrian Injury Accidents in California
According to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2013 saw the deaths of 4,735 pedestrians that were the direct result of traffic accidents. In that same year, over 150,000 pedestrians were injured in auto accidents enough to seek medical treatment. As of 2013, California has the highest number of incidents of pedestrian deaths each year than any other state in America with an average of over 700 in a twelve month period. This accounts for almost 25% of all auto accident fatalities in the state.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian vs auto accident, then you have rights you need to make sure are protected. Before you speak to anyone at the driver’s insurance company, you need to reach out to one of our qualified lawyers here at the Los Angeles Injury Group. If you have been injured through the actions of a careless driver, then there are many forms of compensation for which you might be eligible. Some of these compensations include medical bills, physical therapy, lost wages from time missed at work, and pain and suffering. Call us today at (310) 954-7248 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys and see what options for recovery are available to you.