A car jumped a curb onto a sidewalk and caused a pedestrian accident with a jogger according to details from San Diego 6. Witness testimony given to police and reporters suggest the jogger didn’t see the car coming.
Many people either jog or have added jogging to their exercise regiment, and our auto accident lawyers want to warn these joggers that with this method of getting healthy comes the risk of getting hit by a wayward car that veers out of control and into your path.
Auto accident in Chula Vista causes personal injuries to jogger.
A 35-year-old man was jogging along Telegraph Canyon Road in Chula Vista when a pedestrian accident occurred just before 8 a.m. at the intersection of Paseo Ladera and Telegraph Canyon Road. The driver of a Nissan Sentra apparently lost control of his vehicle, drove up the curb and struck the jogger.
The jogger was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital to treat possible brain injuries and broken bones. Initial reports predict that he will survive.
According to a Lieutenant of the Chula Vista police department, the driver of the Sentra was not driving under the influence of alcohol, but an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the car accident.
A lot of joggers prefer the wide open spaces and scenery of the road rather than the gym when they want to run. If you’re one of these people, remember to be safe when you exercise. Run in the street only if there is no other option, and wear light colors and reflectors if you jog at night or consider a flashing light, similar to what you would find on the back of a bicycle.
These and other preventative measures can keep you from getting into an auto accident that can put you on the disabled list, and no athlete (professional or casual) wants that.
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