A woman was recently hospitalized with severe injuries after being struck by a car.
The pedestrian accident occurred around 10 p.m. in a poorly lit area near Plaza Bonita Mall in National City. When it comes to pedestrian accidents, many would think that drugs, alcohol or speeding would be involved. However, perhaps somewhat of a surprise is that police suspect none of those were factors.
Investigators attribute the accident primarily to “wrong place, wrong time.” The stretch of road where the woman was hit comes at the end of a curve with dim lighting and a speed increase from 35 mph to 45 mph.
The driver remained at the scene, and was reportedly very cooperative with police. He was not injured, and as far as we know, has not been charged with any crime.
What Can I Do If I’m Injured in a Pedestrian Accident?
Pedestrian accidents can cause catastrophic injury. Some form of negligence is often involved, such as using drugs or alcohol, running stop signs or lights, speeding, or distracted driving.
If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against them. They may be liable for any medical expenses, lost wages if you are unable to work, and your pain and suffering.
Even if yours is supposedly a case of “wrong place, wrong time,” drivers have a responsibility to be cautious, and to avoid accidents to the best of their ability. You should never have to worry about your safety.
San Diego personal injury lawyer Frederick M. Dudek understands the stress an injury can have on every aspect of your life. Let him handle the financial and legal issues so that you can focus on your recovery.