A 38-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle in Talmadge, San Diego, on Thursday evening, May 25, 2023.
According to the San Diego Police Department, the fatal crash happened around 9:24 p.m. along 5050 El Cajon Boulevard.
The pedestrian was about to cross the road when a 24-year-old female driver struck him with her 2016 Honda Civic.
Bystanders attempted to stop incoming vehicles, but a 22-year-old Toyota driver failed to stop and hit the pedestrian once more.
The undisclosed victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating the fatal crash.
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What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident
When you are in a car accident, it’s possible that you won’t be able to think clearly. Your statements and actions at the scene of the accident will have a big impact on how your lawsuit turns out. The following tips may help you avoid reducing your personal injury claim value:
- Call the police after the accident, and make sure the officer creates an accident report.
- Document your injuries, the accident scene, property damage, weather conditions, road conditions, and the vehicle that struck you.
- Take a picture of the driver at fault’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
- Obtain all eyewitnesses’ names, contact information, or anyone who has seen anything.
- Immediately visit a doctor or other healthcare professional and inform them of all affected parts of your body.
- Keep a journal detailing your injuries and recovery. Describe how you feel, the treatment you receive, and the costs you pay.
- A lawyer should be consulted before accepting a settlement offer from an insurance adjuster.
- Stay off social media. Please don’t post about your accident or its circumstances.
- Contact an award-winning pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrians are much more likely to die or sustain severe injuries in a collision. Injuries render them defenseless. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of pedestrians killed or hurt in car accidents in the United States.
Between 2007 and 2016, pedestrian fatalities increased by 27%, while other traffic deaths decreased by 14%, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).
In 2017, 5,977 people died on foot in the United States. According to the latest data, 88 people are killed every minute. In 2017, 137,000 people were treated in hospitals for non-fatal pedestrian injuries.
A recent study found that pedestrians in California have a higher risk of being injured or killed than in any other state. The California Department of Transportation reported that in 2020, there were 55,000 pedestrian accidents and 6,516 pedestrian deaths.