Woman, 62, Seriously Injured on Carlsbad Boulevard
LOCATION: Carlsbad, CA
DATE OF INCIDENT: March 5th, 2018
(March 6, 2018)- According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, a woman suffered serious injuries after being involved in a pedestrian versus auto collision Monday evening on Carlsbad Boulevard.
According to the report, the collision occurred right around 4:50 p.m. just south of Avenue Encinas.
Carlsbad police officials confirmed that a 62-year-old woman who had been walking in the bike lane was suddenly struck by the driver of an SUV who failed to see the woman walking behind him.
Carlsbad Pedestrian Woman Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries
The unidentified woman who is a resident of Carlsbad sustained major injuries and was rushed to a nearby trauma center after being given aggressive life-saving CPR efforts. Her current condition has not been updated thus far.
Meanwhile, the driver of the SUV who struck the victim was only ID’d as a 48-year-old male of Encinitas. He was not believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol but will be held as the at-fault party for this incident.
The Carlsbad Police Department will be the agency handling the investigation.
Carlsbad and San Diego Personal Injury Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions that will be addressed pending the investigation. California laws read that any driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian whether in a parking lot or within any marked/unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.
A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the pedestrian victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not either the driver of the vehicle was under the influence at the time of the accident? Was the driver distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact? Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Contact our experienced Carlsbad and San Diego personal injury lawyers today 800-235-6801 and allow us to provide you with the advice and any guidance that may be needed following a sudden catastrophic injury to either you or a loved one following a collision.
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