[04-02-2024] San Diego County, CA – Male Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit by Two Vehicles Near SeaWorld

[04-02-2024] Male Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit by Two Vehicles Near SeaWorldA male pedestrian was killed after being hit by two vehicles in San Diego on Tuesday night, April 2, 2024.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the fatal accident happened just before 9:00 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of 400 Sea World Drive.

SDPD said that the pedestrian was reportedly dancing in the roadway when he was hit by an eastbound Honda Fit driven by a 48-year-old woman. The impact of the initial crash threw him into the left lane of Sea World Drive, where he was struck by another car, a Toyota Camry driven by a 22-year-old man.

After that, a 35-year-old man driving a Dodge Grand Caravan allegedly rear-ended the Toyota.

Upon arrival, police found the pedestrian underneath one of the vehicles that struck him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There are no other injuries reported at this time.

It is still unclear why the pedestrian was dancing on the street to begin with. The circumstances behind the deadly crash are still under investigation, but SDPD confirmed that DUI was not a factor.

Potential witnesses are encouraged to contact the authorities. Further information was not immediately available.

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Actions to Take After a Pedestrian Accident in San Diego, CA

It is hard to think appropriately after being struck by a vehicle, especially if you are injured. However, the things you say and do at the crash scene might have a substantial impact on the result of your claim against the entity responsible for the accident. These suggestions might assist you in preventing any actions that could potentially diminish the worth of your personal injury claim:

  1. Contact the authorities immediately when the accident happens and make sure an officer generates an accident report.
  2. Capture images of your wounds, the location, damage to property, the weather conditions, the condition of the road, and the vehicle that collided with you.
  3. Capture images of the responsible driver’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
  4. Obtain the names and contact details of all individuals who witnessed the incident or might have observed any relevant information.
  5. Seek medical attention promptly and inform a healthcare provider about all areas of your body that are affected.
  6. Maintain a record of your injuries and the process of recovery in a notebook, documenting your emotions, the medical care you receive, and the expenses you incur.
  7. Refrain from communicating with the insurance adjuster or agreeing to a settlement proposal until you consult with a knowledgeable attorney. Furthermore, avoid admitting fault. This is one of the common mistakes people tend to make following any vehicular accident.
  8. Avoid using social media and refrain from sharing any information about your accident or its details.
  9. Get in touch with our pedestrian accident attorneys in California promptly to talk about your situation. Our team answers the questions and concerns of many victims.

If you’re having trouble securing the accident report from the authorities or an insurer keeps on calling you about the accident, our California pedestrian accident lawyers can assist you in communicating with them.

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Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities remains high in the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 7,388 pedestrians were killed, and an estimated 60,000 pedestrians were injured nationwide in 2021. This is a staggering 13% increase from the already alarming percentages recorded from the previous year.

That said, this concerning rate of pedestrian accidents isn’t because of the government’s lack of effort in resolving it. The California Department of Transportation is building more roundabouts, and the Office of Traffic Safety is funding pedestrian assessments in cities with high collision rates. Furthermore, education about pedestrian safety has seen a 40 percent increase in funding over the past three years.

When motorists fail to yield to pedestrians or brake too abruptly, tragic results can be seen in the form of pedestrian deaths and injuries. The best course of action if you intend to pursue legal action is to consult experienced legal counsel. San Diego, in particular, tallied 515 pedestrian deaths and injuries in 2023, as per the Transportation Injury Mapping System.

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