A 20-year-old man was transported to a local hospital the morning of October 26 after a vehicle reportedly struck him in the Chollas View neighborhood of San Diego.
According to police officials, a call came in from a bus driver for the San Diego Unified School District at approximately 7:15 a.m. The driver was at the intersection of Market and 45th streets and had told her supervisor over the radio that she saw a man “fly into the air” after being struck by another vehicle. The bus driver asked the supervisor to immediately notify police because the man was seriously injured.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the man bleeding from the head. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for a fractured collarbone and lacerations. The bus driver said the pedestrian had the right-of-way and was in a marked crosswalk when another car ran a red light and struck him. That vehicle’s driver remained at the scene.
Drivers must obey all rules of the road
All motorists must adhere to a “duty of care” to act in a responsible way when operating their vehicles. This includes obeying all rules of the road, which are in place for the safety of drivers, passengers, bike riders and pedestrians. A person who fails to stop a stoplight or stop sign and hits a pedestrian would be liable for any injuries that result.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a pedestrian accident, reach out to a trusted San Diego personal injury attorney at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire right away.