Man Seriously Injured in North Park Pedestrian Accident on Iowa Street and El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, California (March 29, 2020) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle at an intersection in North Park Sunday evening, according to authorities.
The accident happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of Iowa Street and El Cajon Boulevard.
Authorities said a Honda Civic was heading westbound on El Cajon Boulevard when it hit a 45-year-old man who was walking northbound across the intersection inside a crosswalk.
The man was transported to a local hospital with major injuries, including a broken ankle. His name and current condition were not immediately disclosed.
No other details about the accident were given.
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