69-Year-Old Man Injured in Otay Mesa West Pedestrian Accident on Beyer Boulevard
Otay Mesa West, California (April 12, 2020) – A 69-year-old man was injured in a Saturday night auto-pedestrian crash in Otay Mesa West community of San Diego, police said.
The crash was reported a few minutes to 8:45 p.m., on April 11, in the 3000 block of Beyer Boulevard.
The 69-year-old male was struck by a 2001 Mercedes-Benz C240, operated by a 19-year-old man. The Mercedes-Benz was traveling northbound while the pedestrian was walking southbound in the No. 1 lane, both on Beyer Boulevard, according to the police.
The pedestrian sustained open fractures to his left tibia, fibula, and other injuries. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The involved driver was uninjured.
Drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the accident.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said