Police Officer Injured in 905 Freeway Crash
OTAY MESA, San Diego County (May 4, 2018) – A San Diego Police Department motorcycle officer was injured after being hit by a vehicle on the westbound Interstate 905 Freeway.
According to On Scene TV, the accident happened at about 9:50 a.m. on Friday.
Preliminary investigation revealed the officer was conducting a traffic stop at the time of the incident. The SDPD officer reportedly pulled over a maroon Nissan X-Terra on the interstate.
Officials said the officer was standing on the right shoulder of the freeway and was speaking to the driver of the X-Terra when a passing white Ford F-150 truck struck the rear driver’s side of the Xterra.
SDPD Officer Hit and Injured by Vehicle in Otay Mesa
The impact forced the X-Terra to move and hit the officer. As per the article, the officer was thrown over the guardrail and rolled about 75 feet down the embankment.
First responders pulled the officer from the canyon, and rushed the man to UC San Diego Medical Center for treatment of what appeared to be minor injuries.
Meanwhile, primary reports indicated both the X-Terra and Ford drivers involved remained at the accident scene and cooperated with the authorities as obliged by the law.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
San Diego County Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on this news report, it is still unclear if the driver of the white Ford F-150 truck involved will be held responsible for the collision which caused injuries to the San Diego Police Department motorcycle officer. If the investigators prove that a motorist has been negligent and caused the collision, then the victim will have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault. Victims in such incident are entitled to seek recompense for damages incurred in the collision which include hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a similar accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced San Diego County personal injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to help you following a traumatic incident.
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