Pedestrian Seriously Injured in San Diego Crash on College Avenue Saturday morning
San Diego, California (May 17, 2020) – A pedestrian sustained major injuries in a hit-and-run accident in the Rolando neighborhood in San Diego early Saturday morning, police said.
At about 1:30 a.m. May 16, the pedestrian, a 21-year-old man, fell in the number 1 lane, in the 4800 block of College Avenue and was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.
The man was then hit by a second vehicle, whose driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
The unidentified man suffered life-threatening injuries following the crash. His current condition remained undisclosed.
The driver of the second vehicle was found to be intoxicated but was not arrested.
Authorities asked anyone who witnessed the accident to call them at 888-580-8477.
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