A teenager was hit by a sport-utility vehicle suffered a serious head injury in a pedestrian accident while walking near Torrey Pines high school. Our pedestrian accident lawyers know these types of car accidents happen unexpectedly. But any time brain injuries are involved, you know that it could be a serious accident.
The 15-year-old was struck by a sport-utility vehicle on January 14 while walking through the parking lot of Torrey Pines High School. According to police, the driver, a 16-year-old, came to a stop at a stop sign then felt something hit the SUV when driving through the intersection.
There has been no official cause given to what caused the accident because an investigation is going on, but there are so many reasons how this pedestrian accident could have happened. Was the driver distracted by looking at a cell phone, perhaps but who knows? The report doesn’t say so, but did the driver come to a complete stop or a rolling stop, which is almost as dangerous as running a stop sign. We don’t even need to tell you about the record for inexperienced teenage drivers and auto accidents.
After the pedestrian accident, which occurred at about 7:30 a.m., the driver stopped the car and looked to find the 15-year-old lying down on the ground. She was later taken to a hospital and the good news is that she is expected to recover from this brain injury.
The pedestrian accident lawyers at our personal injury law firm want to remind drivers to be careful at stop signs and traffic lights. Even if you have a green light or the right of way at a stop sign, look both ways before you proceed, and just to be safe, take one more GOOD look before you step on the gas. Practicing safe driving techniques can stop a potential car accident before it even gets started.
Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines