Tamandra Michaels Hit and Injured by Vehicle on El Cajon Boulevard
LOCATION: North Park
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Sunday, May 6th
November 16, 2018 – The pedestrian injured in an accident last May has been identified as Tamandra Michaels.
According to ABC News, Michaels, who was wheelchair-bound at that time, was crossing El Cajon Boulevard in a marked crosswalk when she was hit from behind by a car making a left-hand turn.
Injury Pedestrian Accident in North Park, May 6
The collision resulted injuries to the pedestrian—including scrapes and bruises, and trauma to her left shoulder.
Meanwhile, no immediate information was released on the motorist who struck the pedestrian.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
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, Ms. Tamandra Michaels 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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