2 Scooter Riders Hit and Injured by Trolley at 24th and Commercial Streets
LOCATION: Sherman Heights, San Diego County
DATE OF COLLISION: Tuesday, October 23rd
October 23, 2018 – Two people were injured after being struck by a trolley at the intersection of 24th and Commercial streets Tuesday evening.
According to ABC News, a man and a woman were riding Bird scooters in the area around 6:30 p.m. For reasons still under investigation, a trolley came up behind the pair, and they bumped into the side of one of the trolley cars.
Major Injury Pedestrian Accident Tuesday in Sherman Heights
The collision resulted in injuries to both scooter riders, who were reportedly rushed to separate hospitals. Primary reports indicated the woman was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be minor injuries.
In addition, the male victim was transported to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. Officials believed the man suffered more serious injuries in the accident.
No information has been yet disclosed on the trolley operator involved. The precise circumstances that led to the crash are still being investigated.
San Diego County 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 trolley and the victims, 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 victims may have the right to a personal injury claim. Victims in similar cases are potentially entitled to seek compensation for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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