[11-13-2021] San Diego County, CA – Elderly Man Injured After a Pedestrian Crash in Sherman Height

An unidentified 60-year-old man was injured after a major pedestrian crash in Sherman Heights on Saturday afternoon, November 13, 2021.

[11-13-2021] San Diego County, CA - Elderly Man Injured After a Pedestrian Crash in Sherman HeightThe crash transpired at approximately 5:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of Market Street in the Sherman Heights neighborhood.

The older man was crossing Market street when he was suddenly struck by a passing Kia Sportage that was traveling westbound on the No. 1 lane.

The driver that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Meanwhile, the pedestrian was rushed to an area hospital with a fractured pelvis and femur.

Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.

The accident is currently under further investigation. They will attempt to determine the factors that caused the crash and the liability.

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Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Passengers in private cars are more protected from the dangers on the road than pedestrians. Because pedestrians are not protected in any way that can prevent fatal injuries, airbags and seatbelts are not available to them.

It is estimated that 16 percent of all vehicular fatalities in the United States occur when pedestrians are involved. The Governors Highway Safety Association reported that the number of pedestrian deaths was expected to rise by 21% in 2020 compared with 2019.

As compared to the rest of the country, California’s pedestrian death rate is 25 percent higher. More than 800 people died, and 14,000 were injured in California’s roadways due to pedestrian accidents in 2018.

Some of the most prevalent causes of pedestrian accidents are distracted driving, excessive speeding, drunken drivers, and pedestrians who do not yield the right of way.

San Diego Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents

It can be difficult to resume your normal daily life after sustaining injuries in a pedestrian accident. These injuries can create substantial stress in a victim’s everyday life, such as at work or their family.

If the victims try to protect themselves, they will most likely be exposed. Victims are recommended to seek legal counsel before filing a personal injury claim. Attorneys can assist their clients in obtaining a fair settlement by negotiating with insurance companies on their behalf, which may occur due to a personal injury claim.

If you have been injured in any type of accident, you need a San Diego personal injury attorney to protect your legal rights. Individuals and companies that cause injuries through their negligence have a legal obligation to compensate for their injury victims’ losses. Injury victims need to exercise this legal right.

You help make San Diego a safer place for everyone to visit, live, and work in by holding negligent parties accountable. Learn more about what a San Diego personal injury attorney can do to help you after an accident.

If you believe that someone else is to blame for the loss or injury of a loved one, contact Arash Law. Our San Diego County, personal injury attorneys from Arash Law have the resources and experience to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

We have offices spread throughout California, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. Call (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation with a California personal injury attorney.

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