Woman In Her 80s Killed in National City Pedestrian Accident on East Plaza Boulevard near Euclid Avenue Tuesday
National City, California (February 25, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday morning on a busy street in National City, according to authorities.
Authorities said the pedestrian, only identified a National City woman in her 80s, was crossing East PLaza Boulevard when she was hit by a vehicle that was heading westbound.
The woman was transported to a hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. Her name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
The driver of the involved vehicle, a 36-year-old man, stopped at the scene and cooperated with the investigators.
Authorities closed westbound lanes between Euclid and Harbison avenues for nearly two hours as they investigated the accident.
The crash 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