Man Seriously Injured in Pacific Beach Pedestrian Accident at Grand Avenue and Fanuel Street
Pacific Beach, California (May 18, 2020) – A pedestrian sustained serious injuries after being struck by a car in Pacific Beach late Saturday night, according to a local news source.
As per the report, a 2020 Ford Fusion was traveling westbound on Grand Avenue in the fast lane at around 11:40 p.m. May 16 when a 24-year-old man ran in front of the vehicle at Fanuel Street. The driver, a 25-year-old man, was unable to avoid hitting the man.
The unidentified pedestrian sustained broken bones, an open chest wound and ankle fractures in the accident. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The driver involved remained at the scene and was cooperative, authorities said. Investigators determined that the driver was not intoxicated at the time of the accident.
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