Two seriously injured in Lakeside on Olde Highway 80 after being struck by vehicle
LAKESIDE, CA (November 18, 2022) – Two people, one a California Highway Patrol employee, suffered major injuries today when a car struck them in Lakeside on Olde Highway 80 while they were staffing a commercial vehicle safety checkpoint in eastern San Diego County.
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The pair were working on a wide shoulder on the south side of Olde Highway 80 east of Lake Jennings Park Road in Lakeside when the eastbound 2007 Toyota Camry veered off the roadway and hit them shortly after 10 a.m., CHP public-affairs Officer Jared Grieshaber said.
Paramedics took the 57-year-old Highway Patrol inspector and the other victim, a 62-year-old trucking-company representative, to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego for treatment of serious trauma.
No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the accident was under investigation, Grieshaber said.
Liability In Lakeside 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 Lakeside Accident on Olde Highway 80
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the two injured in this terrible accident. 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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