SAN DIEGO, CA (December 23, 2022) -Three people were injured today when a vehicle struck some pedestrians in the East Village neighborhood.
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The crash was reported just before 1 p.m. at 16th and F streets, according to San Diego police, who initially said two pedestrians were believed to have been hit.
According to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, a total of three people were taken to hospitals from the scene, and one person wound up pinned under a pickup truck.
Further details were not immediately available.
We will continue to update this story when details become more available to us.
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 Pedestrians Injured in San Diego
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the pedestrians injured in this collision and hope for a speedy a 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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