Pedestrian accidents cause 60,000 wrongful deaths and 100,000 people suffer personal injury every year. Our Rancho Santa Fe accident lawyers know that when drivers don’t pay attention to the road or drive under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol, they magnify the possibility of a pedestrian accident.
In recent San Diego pedestrian accident news, a 15-year-old boy sustained multiple fractures when he was struck by a car in Rancho Penasquitos. The teenager was hit shortly before 7:15 a.m. while he was attempting to run across the 13500 block of Carmel Mountain Road, near Defreitas Avenue. While it is not certain why the teen was attempting to cross the street, he was taken to the hospital and treated for multiple injuries — including a compound fracture.
The police do not believe that the driver of the car was not at fault for the accident. This pedestrian accident goes to show you that a pedestrian accident can occur at anytime. You or a loved one could simply be crossing the street or standing on the sidewalk and just like that a car could hit you and cause an immense amount of pain and suffering.
If you do get hit by a car, you may suffer bruises, broken bones, a traumatic brain injury or even wrongful death. As a pedestrian, you should always be aware of your surroundings and know you can be hit at anytime by an automobile. If you or a loved one have been hit by a car, hiring an experienced pedestrian accident attorney can help ease any pain and suffering you may be going through.
Please contact us for a free consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer — we speak both English and Spanish — at (800) 655-6585. Click here and you may also submit your case for a Free Review. There is no fee if no recovery.