Pedestrian Hit and Injured by Vehicle on Mission Gorge Road
LOCATION: Allied Gardens, San Diego
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Sunday, December 16th
December 16, 2018 – A male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Mission Gorge Road Sunday morning, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Officials said a man, only identified as a 28-year-old party, stepped into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons and was hit by a Toyota Camry. The collision resulted in serious injuries to the pedestrian who was rushed by paramedics to a hospital.
Major Injury Pedestrian Accident in Allied Gardens Sunday
As per the article, the patient received treatment for a fractured leg, facial injuries and head trauma.
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old driver of the Toyota appeared to be unharmed in the accident. The motorist stayed at the location, and cooperated with the investigation.
The precise circumstances that led to the collision are still being investigated.
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Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian. A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what transpired. This will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Other factors to consider, was the driver distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact? Police will ultimately determine fault for this accident and issue a report.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the victim in this specific accident may have the right to a personal injury claim and may seek compensation for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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