A man suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Mira Mesa. According to a San Diego Police Department officer, the driver in question fled the scene of the crash.
Police say the pedestrian was a middle-aged man who was crossing the street heading south in the middle of the block of 8200 New Salem Street at around 8 p.m. Saturday, August 19. Witnesses saw a black sedan or coupe-type sports car heading east. The vehicle reportedly hit the man and then sped south down Camino Ruiz.
Paramedics arrived shortly after to the scene and rushed the victim to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries. Anyone with information about the accident is encouraged to call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2204.
Challenges of hit-and-run cases
All individuals involved in hit-and-run accidents, whether they were at fault or not, must remain at the scene to provide necessary assistance and wait for police officers or first responders to arrive. A person who flees the scene of an accident will face criminal charges.
In this recent case, even if the pedestrian did not have the right of way to cross the street, the driver still should have stopped, assisted and/or called for help. It’s a basic expectation of all drivers who use California’s roads and highways.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, meet with a skilled San Diego personal injury lawyer at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire for more information on your legal options. You may need to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other monetary damages.