SAN DIEGO, CA (November 21, 2022) – A 37-year-old woman was injured in a pedestrian accident in San Diego when she was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene in the Southcrest community, authorities said today.
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The woman was walking southbound across Rigel Street, in the 1400 block, when a vehicle was going eastbound on Rigel. The woman walked in front of the vehicle, which struck her about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, the San Diego Police Department reported.
The vehicle fled without stopping and paramedics rushed the woman, who suffered a pelvic fracture, to a hospital. The injury was considered non- life threatening.
San Diego police urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
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 Pedestrian Injured in San Diego Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the woman who was injured in this collision, and hope she has a speedy recovery. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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