Woman, 39, Hit and Injured by Vehicle on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
LOCATION: Kearny Mesa
DATE OF COLLISION: Friday, January 4th
January 5, 2019 – An unidentified woman was badly injured following a pedestrian accident on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard Friday evening, according to Fox News.
Primary reports indicated the pedestrian, briefly identified as a 39-year-old woman, was standing along the south curb in the 7400 block of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard when she was hit by a silver 2000 Chevrolet Silverado heading west in the No. 1 lane of the street.
Major Pedestrian Accident Friday in Kearny Mesa
Shortly after 10 p.m., medical teams were dispatched to the accident scene and found the pedestrian severely injured. The woman was reportedly rushed to a hospital for treatment of injuries including a lacerated kidney, several fractured ribs, and a large hematoma to her head. At this time, the identity of the patient remained unknown.
Meanwhile, police have not yet discussed whether the motorist involved stopped following the collision.
Further investigation on the case is ongoing.
Personal Injury Lawyer
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 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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