Woman Hit and Injured by Vehicle on Oxford Street
LOCATION: Chula Vista
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Friday, December 21st
December 23, 2018 – A pedestrian accident occurred Friday evening on Oxford Street near 3rd Avenue, according to CBS News.
Preliminary investigation revealed a 56-year-old woman, whose name remained unknown, was struck by a vehicle heading east on Oxford at about 8:15 p.m.
Major Injury Pedestrian Accident Friday in Chula Vista
First responders found the pedestrian knocked down the roadway, and seriously injured. Paramedics rushed the victim to a local hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.
Officials said the motorist stayed at the location following the incident, and cooperated with the investigation.
At this time, liability in the accident is still being determined.
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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.
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