[10-05-2021] San Diego County, CA – Skateboarder Seriously Injured After Getting Struck by a Vehicle in Ocean Beach

A 27-year-old man riding a skateboard was seriously injured after getting struck by a vehicle in Ocean Beach on Tuesday morning, October 5.

[10-05-2021] San Diego County, CA - Skateboarder Seriously Injured After Getting Struck by a Vehicle in Ocean BeachThe accident took place on Nimitz Boulevard between West Point Loma and Sunset Cliffs boulevards at approximately 7:45 a.m.

The unidentified man was skating north on Nimitz Boulevard on his skateboard when he crossed the street and rode into the path of a 63-year-old man’s car traveling south.

The skateboarder sustained life-threatening injuries in the mishap and was rushed to U.C. San Diego Medical Center for treatment.

Information about the accident is limited at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.

The case is currently under further investigation. They will attempt to determine the factors and liability in the accident.

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Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Even though skateboarding is a lot of fun, it comes with a high risk of injury. Every year, approximately 70,000 injuries necessitate a trip to the emergency room. Skateboarders in California are considered pedestrians, so riding a board through a crosswalk is legal. The speed skateboarders travel means that a driver will have less time to spot the skateboarder on the road.

Pedestrians should avoid crossing the road at all costs. They are the most at risk of serious injury in the event of a severe accident because they are unprotected and vulnerable. Pedestrian accidents are on the rise in the Golden State.

Pedestrian deaths increased by about a quarter in 2017 to nearly 1,200. Between then and now, over 14,000 pedestrians have been injured. Distracted driving, speeding, intoxicated driving, and failure to yield the right of way are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents.

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Traffic accidents happen when you least expect them. Driver negligence has increased dramatically in recent years, which is cause for concern. If you’ve been injured in a car accident because of the carelessness of another driver, you have the legal right to pursue compensation from them.

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