Man, 79, Critically Injured in Mira Mesa Crash on Three Seasons Road
SAN DIEGO (January 9, 2019) – An elderly pedestrian was critically injured after a traffic accident on Three Seasons Road Wednesday, according to San Diego Union-Tribune.
The collision took place shortly before 10 a.m. in the Mira Mesa neighborhood.
As per the article, police said a 79-year-old man was crossing Three Seasons Road near Covina Street when for an unknown reason he was struck by a vehicle.
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the pedestrian who suffered life-threatening head trauma as a result of the crash.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in San Diego’s Mira Mesa, Jan 9
The victim was immediately taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla for treatment. His name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the 36-year-old woman driving the car involved stopped after hitting the man and cooperated with the officers.
Authorities are still gathering more information and evidence to determine the cause of the incident.
San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer
California has several right of way laws that apply to the pedestrians. These laws include the obligation of the drivers to exercise due care and lessen the speed of their cars while approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the vehicle, whether or not alcohol or drugs also played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the car, and whether or not the driver involved was distracted or reckless when the collision occurred.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, the family of the elderly man may possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Give our experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.