[04-01-2024] San Diego County, CA – 40-Year-Old Man Killed Following Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Collision in Mira Mesa

[04-01-2024] 40-Year-Old Man Killed Following Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Collision in Mira MesaA 40-year-old man was killed following a pedestrian vs. vehicle collision in Mira Mesa, San Diego, on Monday evening, April 1, 2024.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the collision happened around 7:39 p.m. in the 9500 block of Mira Mesa Boulevard at 10800 West View Parkway.

Authorities stated that a 70-year-old man in a black 2001 Ford Expedition was driving westbound on Mira Mesa Boulevard at an unknown speed when he struck a 40-year-old pedestrian.

Police said the victim suffered from multiple fractures, collapsed lungs, and blunt force trauma. He was transported to the hospital, where he died. It is believed that impaired driving was not a factor in the collision.

Further details have yet to be released by the authorities. The investigation continues.

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Pedestrians share the same right to safety as drivers and motorcyclists in San Diego. You are entitled to financial compensation if a driver’s negligence injured you or killed your loved one as a pedestrian.

Obtain legal advice from our esteemed San Diego pedestrian accident lawyers at Arash Law. The legal team, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., will assist you in filing a claim and recovering money for your injuries or the loss of your loved one. Our clients have been awarded compensation totaling more than $500 Million.

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Steps to Take Immediately After A Pedestrian Accident in San Diego, CA

It is tough to think clearly after being hit by a vehicle, let alone if you are injured. But what you say and do at the scene of the crash can significantly affect the outcome of a subsequent claim you file against the at-fault party. These tips may help you avoid doing something that could reduce the value of your personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police as soon as the accident occurs and ensure an officer creates an accident report. In case you are having trouble getting the accident report, our pedestrian accident lawyers in California can help you communicate with the authorities.
  2. Take photos of your injuries, the scene of the accident, property damage, the weather conditions, the road conditions, and the vehicle that hit you.
  3. Remember also to take pictures of the at-fault driver’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
  4. Get the names and contact information of all eyewitnesses or anyone who may have seen anything.
  5. See a doctor or other healthcare professional immediately, and tell them about any part of your body that was injured in the accident.
  6. Keep a journal about your injuries and the recovery process, detailing how you feel, the treatment you receive, and what costs you pay.
  7. Do not speak to an insurance adjuster or accept a settlement offer until you talk to an experienced lawyer.
  8. Stay off social media and avoid posting about being in an accident or the circumstances of your accident.
  9. Contact our California pedestrian accident lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your case.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 7,388 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes, while about 60,000 pedestrians were injured in 2021.

Deaths from pedestrians increased by 46.2% between 2011 and 2020, while deaths from other traffic increased by 14.4%. The number of pedestrian deaths between 2019 and 2020 has increased by 3.9%, in spite of the fact that there have been 13.2% fewer vehicles on the roads during that same period.

An estimated 2% of crash fatalities were caused by bicyclists, and about 17% were caused by pedestrians. San Diego had approximately 590 pedestrian-related fatalities and injuries in 2022, based on the data provided by the Transportation Injury Mapping System.

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