San Diego, CA (May 3, 2023) A 20-year-old woman in San Diego sustained severe injuries and was admitted to the hospital after being hit by a car in the College Area, according to the San Diego Police Department.
The incident occurred at 11:11 p.m. on Tuesday when the woman was hit by a 2014 Toyota Prius, driven by a 26-year-old man heading north near the 5100 block of College Avenue, as reported by the SDPD.
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The woman was crossing the street at the intersection of Lindo Paseo and College Avenue when the collision took place, the police added.
She suffered from a brain hemorrhage, a fractured skull, broken facial bones, and a lacerated liver. She was in stable but critical condition, the police mentioned.
Liability In San Diego Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating the San Diego Pedestrian Accident
The SDPD’s traffic division was investigating the accident.
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman tragically injured in this collision. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police.
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