Man Injured in Tierrasanta Pedestrian Accident on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard near Santo Road
Tierrasanta, California (February 20, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle Wednesday evening in Tierrasanta, San Diego County, authorities said.
The crash took place at about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, February 19 on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard near Santo Road.
Authorities said the pedestrian, a 35-year-old man, was eastbound crossing Clairemont Mesa Boulevard when he was struck by a 2007 Toyota Yaris driven by a 51-year-old woman.
The man was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. His name and condition were not immediately available.
The driver of the Yaris was driving on a suspended license, police said.
The accident remains under investigation.
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