When cars collide with pedestrians, there is high potential for serious injury.
In recent local news, an unidentified skateboarder was taken to the hospital with significant injuries after he was struck by a SUV when he was crossing in a cross walk in Encinitas. Investigators said that the skateboard rider may have started crossing the intersection when he had a green light, but the light may have turned red while he was still in the midst of riding across the crosswalk.
The first car that entered the intersection saw the skateboarder and yielded in order to let him pass. Unfortunately, another car did not see the young man and hit him in a pedestrian accident.
Riding a skateboard, just like riding a bicycle, is a means of transportation that many people use in order to avoid lengthy car traffic. It enables the rider to go short distances without the need for a car as well as allowing the rider to gain some sort of exercise while enjoying the great outdoors.
But skateboard riding, like bicycle riding, often time results in injury. Whether it’s due to slip and falls or a car striking the individual who is riding, skateboarding — like any other means of transportation — requires your full attention. At any time a distracted driver may not see you riding your skateboard and could crash into you or a loved one and lead to serious personal injury or even wrongful death.
Encinitas pedestrian accident attorneys know that when a person is involved in a pedestrian accident they are at risk for countless serious injuries. About 5,000 pedestrians are killed each year and another 64,000 are injured in automobile accidents every year in the U.S.
If you or a loved one find yourself in a pedestrian accident, hiring an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer will help answer any questions you may have as well as work to help you pay your medical bills and obtain the maximum personal injury settlement we can for your case.
Please contact us for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer — we speak both English and Spanish — at (800) 655-6585. Click here and you may also submit your case for a Free Review. No fee if no recovery.