An unidentified 70-year-old man was killed after a fatal pedestrian crash in Rolando on Wednesday morning, October 6.
The deadly collision transpired at approximately 11:15 a.m. on El Cajon Boulevard near 73rd Street in Rolando.
The older man attempted to cross El Cajon Boulevard against a red do-not-cross sign when he was struck by a passing vehicle that made a left turn from 73rd onto El Cajon Boulevard.
The female driver that struck the older man was driving at a green light. She remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
The older man was rushed to an area hospital with several broken bones. He sustained injuries to his upper justify arm and two broken bones in his lower left leg.
Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factored in the collision. Local authorities are further investigating the case.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrian accidents frequently result in the most severe injuries of any type of personal injury accident. A collision with a vehicle weighing more than 3,000 pounds can leave you with nerve damage, torn ligaments, broken bones, or, in the worst-case scenario, fighting for your life.
Pedestrian accidents are becoming increasingly common across the United States. Pedestrians have accounted for a sizable proportion of traffic fatalities over the last 33 years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the United States increased by 27% between 2007 and 2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14%.
California is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians. Local would tell you to take extra caution when walking around the golden state. The fatality rate in California is 25% higher than the national average. In 2018, 893 pedestrians were killed, and 14,000 were injured on California roadways.
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