Pedestrian Injured in Pacific Beach Accident on Grand Avenue near Balboa Avenue
Pacific Beach, California (February 7, 2020) – A man sustained major injuries in an auto-pedestrian accident that happened in Pacific Beach Thursday evening, according to San Diego police.
The crash happened on Grand Avenue near Balboa Avenue shortly before 7 p.m. February 6.
According to San Diego police, the pedestrian walked into the road and was hit by a 17-year-old boy. The boy was driving eastbound on Grand Avenue in a 1998 Honda Accord.
The pedestrian was hospitalized with serious injuries.
The driver was unhurt and stayed at the scene. Investigators do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the incident.
The San Diego Police Department is investigating the crash.
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 experiencedpedestrian 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