Man Injured in Pacific Beach Pedestrian Accident at Bayard Street on Grand Avenue
Pacific Beach, California (January 31, 2020) - A 50-year-old man in a wheelchair was struck and injured by a vehicle as he tried to cross the road in Pacific Beach Thursday evening, police said.
The accident, which took place in the area of Bayard Street on Grand Avenue, happened at around 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 30.
According to San Diego police, the man was attempting to cross Bayard Street on Grand Avenue against a red light when a 2008 Nissan Versa hit him.
The pedestrian suffered major injuries and was taken to a hospital.
The Nissan driver, a 33-year-old woman, remained at the scene.
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 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.