One of the perks of living in America’s Finest City is that you get to enjoy the great outdoors, but our pedestrian accident attorneys in San Diego know that there are threats of serious personal injury or wrongful death around every corner.

Sadly, that was the case the other day for one unlucky Lakeside jogger.  San Diego 6 reported that a Lakeside resident was killed in a pedestrian accident when she was fatally struck by an El Cajon driver in East County San Diego.  Police arrived on the scene to administer medical treatment, but the woman died at the scene of the pedestrian accident.

A Lakeside jogger was killed when she ran into oncoming traffic in east county (Source: San Diego 6)

Our Lakeside pedestrian accident lawyers feel that this wrongful death is a terrible tragedy and want to help others avoid accidents like it in the future, especially with spring and summer on the way.  The hope is to provide you with good information to prevent a catastrophic injury before it ever comes close to happening.

Right before the accident occurred, her husband yelled a warning about the oncoming car, but she did not hear his cries.

The owman was jogging with her husband and two dogs near the Winter Gardens area on February 16, 2010 when she darted on to the street and was hit by a 51-year-old El Cajon driver.  The driver claims she did not see the woman until the last possible moment and couldn’t brake in time.  The motorist who struck her was, according to witnesses, going the posted speed limit at the time of the accident.

So what can you do to stay safe when walking along your neighborhood streets?

  • Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Street — it might sound childish, but it still works for adults.  Look right, left, and then right again.
  • Cross Streets Only At Designated Crosswalks — never jay walk or try to make it across traffic because cars might not be looking out for you.
  • Make Sure You Are Visible To Drivers — that means wearing bright colors, not darting out in front of traffic from behind parked cars, and staying on the sidewalk until you need to cross the street.

Our pedestrian accident lawyers would rather see you and your family safe when out for a walk rather than in our office after an accident that could have been avoided.  If you and your family stay safe, then everybody comes out on top.

If you were injured and believe that you deserve compensation, then call our bilingual law offices right away at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in San Diego and find out how we can help you.  We look forward to providing good advice for your case.  There is no fee if no recovery.

Your Take

What tips do you have for keeping children safe this summer when they are playing in the streets outside?