Pedestrians are just as prone to personal injury as car occupants.  Pedestrian accidents can happen out of the blue and for the most unlikely reasons, and our San Diego law firm’s auto accident attorneys know you can experience a catastrophic injury or be fatally struck the second you step outside your home.

Even safety devices, like red lights, can be dangerous if combined with an auto accident.

Car Hits Traffic Signal, Traffic Signal Fatally Hits Pedestrian

A pedestrian died after a drunk driver slammed into a traffic signal, which fell on to the pedestrian. (Source: LAist)

In this case, the car in question did not even come in contact with the pedestrian before causing his wrongful death.  LAist is reporting that a suspected drunk driver crashed into a traffic signal that then fell on a nearby pedestrian, killing him in the process.

During the early morning hours of April 12, 2009, a 2008 Dodge Caliber, driven by a 27-year-old male, slammed into a traffic signal in a one-car accident.  When the traffic signal toppled over, it landed on a man and killed him.

The driver managed to escape the accident without severe personal injury, but police custody was placed on him for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs.  Authorities are looking for any more information or witnesses that can shed some light on him and the crash in general.

Our auto accident attorneys want you to know that you are never 100 percent safe on the roads — especially if you’re walking on them.  So always make sure you are aware of your surroundings and of approaching vehicles when you are on the street.  You might be being as safe as possible, but others out there might not be as cautious.

If you or a loved one were injured in an automobile accident you didn’t cause, then we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a FREE consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in San Diego.  We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.