Man Seriously Injured in Midway District Pedestrian Accident at Rosecrans Street and Midway Drive
San Diego, California (March 16, 2020) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street at an intersection in the Midway District on Sunday evening, according to a local news source.
The accident happened at around 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15 at the intersection of Rosecrans Street and Midway Drive.
Authorities said the pedestrian, a 49-year-old man, was walking across Rosecrans Street and Midway Drive when he was struck by a Mazda CX-5 that was traveling southbound on Rosecrans.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and found the man suffering from major injuries that included a skull fracture, an open fracture to his right ankle and a laceration to the back of his head. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The driver of the vehicle involved, a 41-year-old woman, stopped at the scene and was cooperative. Authorities said alcohol or drugs were not suspected factors on the part of the driver.
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