Man Seriously Injured in San Diego Pedestrian Accident on West Mission Bay Drive near Quivira Access
San Diego, California (March 11, 2020) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning in Mission Bay-area of San Diego, according to authorities.
Just before 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, officers received a report of the pedestrian accident in the 1600 block of West Mission Bay Drive near Quivira Access.
Authorities said the pedestrian, a 40-year-old man, was walking on West Mission Bay Drive near Quivira Access when he was hit by a 2012 Mazda that was heading westbound on West Mission Bay Drive.
The pedestrian was transported to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest with life-threatening injuries that include broken legs and a serious head injury. His name and current condition were not immediately disclosed.
The driver of the Mazda, a 25-year-old man, stopped at the scene and cooperated with the investigators.
The onramp from northbound Ingraham Street to West Mission Bay Drive and westbound Mission Bay Drive from Ingraham to Quivira were closed as the police investigated the cause of the accident.
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