Female Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Clairemont Crash on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard near Moraga Avenue
Clairemont, California (May 11, 2020) – A pedestrian suffered serious injuries after getting hit by a minivan while crossing a street in Clairemont Sunday night, authorities said.
The pedestrian, a 69-year-old woman, was crossing from north to south on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard near Moraga Avenue just after 10:30 p.m. May 10 when she was struck by a 2000 Dodge Caravan, which was traveling in the number 3 eastbound lane.
The woman was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, including a broken pelvis and a cut on her head. Her name and condition were not immediately provided.
The Dodge driver, a 19-year-old man, remained at the scene and was cooperative, authorities said.
Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in 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