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Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured by Vehicle on 21st Street in National City

49-Year-Old Woman Seriously Injured in National City Pedestrian Accident at 21st Street and Highland Avenue

National City, California (February 11, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle Monday afternoon in National City, according to a local news source.

The pedestrian accident happened at around 12:20 p.m. Monday, February 10 at the intersection of 21st Street and Highland Avenue.

Authorities said a 49-year-old woman was walking inside a designated crosswalk when she was hit by a 2019 Toyota pickup that was turning from 21st Street onto Highland Avenue.

The woman sustained major but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a trauma center. Her name and current condition at this time were not immediately available.

A 29-year-old man, who was driving the pickup, was reportedly distracted. He stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police.

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

Alpine Law Group Sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families

Alpine Law Group sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families. Our firm stands ready to help those affected by tragedy obtain the justice they deserve. We can also help you obtain a copy of the police report free of charge. Call us 24/7 at 800-984-4123 to be directly connected with an attorney for a no-obligation consultation. There are no up-front fees and you pay us nothing if we don't win. You may also contact us via text message and online chat 24/7. We look forward to speaking with you.

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