Mother of Teen Who Suffered Brain Injury Upset Over Speed Limit Increase

Coronado residents are upset with plans to raise the speed limit in an area where many accidents have occurred, including an instance where a teen suffered a traumatic brain injury. Caltrans, the state agency responsible for highway planning, construction and maintenance, plans to increase the speed limit from 25 mph to 30 mph along several blocks of 3rd and 4th streets that run west of the San Diego Bay Bridge and east of Orange Avenue.

Residents expressed outrage at a June 2 city council meeting. “This whole notion of increasing the speed is absurd,” said the mother of a 16-year-old who was nearly killed when he was hit by a car last year while crossing 4th Street. The teen suffered a traumatic brain injury, prompting his mother to become an advocate for safer roads along the busy corridor. The mom said she hopes people will come together and oppose the speed limit increase.

Locals say crashes occur regularly at 3rd and 4th streets. Just last month an elderly man was killed while trying to cross 4th Street.

While the Coronado City Council opposes any increase to the speed limit, the decision ultimately rests with Caltrans.

Attorney Fred Dudek takes on traumatic brain injury cases caused by negligent acts of others. If you or someone you know is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, contact our injury attorney today for a free consultation. You may be able to receive recompense for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering damages and past and future lost wages. Dudek will help guide you through the lengthy and confusing injury claim process so you can get the medical treatment, at-home care and damages your case deserves.

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