Man Critically Injured in San Diego Pedestrian Crash near Sports Arena Boulevard and Kemper Street
San Diego, California (February 6, 2020) - A man suffered life-threatening injuries in an accident where he was struck by a vehicle at The Home Depot parking lot in Midway District Wednesday afternoon.
According to a report by the San Diego Police Department, the incident occurred just after 4 p.m. February 5 at the store's parking lot near Sports Arena Boulevard and Kemper Street.
San Diego police said a 57-year-old man was walking in the parking lot when he was struck by a Toyota Prius driven by an 80-year-old man.
The pedestrian sustained critical injuries and was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
The driver stayed at the scene after the incident.
San Diego police said speeding and intoxication were not believed to have played a role in the collision. The investigation is ongoing.
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.