A 41-year-old woman was injured in a San Diego car accident when a car drove onto the sidewalk to pass traffic. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune the injury car accident occurred at the intersection of Home and Fairmount avenues in San Diego the afternoon of January 15, 2011. Police report a 26-year-old man drove his Mitsubishi Montero on the sidewalk in an attempt to pass traffic on Home Avenue and hit a Ford F-150 that was turning right on Fairmount Avenue. The F-150 pickup truck overturned and rolled onto the hand of its female occupant. Police do not believe that alcohol played a factor in the accident. They are investigating the cause of this injury car accident.
My thoughts and prayers are with the woman injured in this San Diego car accident. I wish her a swift and full recovery.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 81 people were killed and 6,123 were injured in San Diego car accidents. During that same year, there were 246 fatalities and 13,527 injuries reported as a result of car accidents in San Diego County.
What Caused This Injury Car Accident?
Police say that the driver of the Montero decided to pass traffic on the roadway by driving on the sidewalk. California Vehicle Code Section 21663 states: “No person shall operate or move a motor vehicle upon a sidewalk except as may be necessary to enter or leave adjacent property.” It seems to me that this motorist was driving in a reckless manner with callous disregard for the safety of other motorists and pedestrians on the roadway.
In cases where recklessness, negligence or wrongdoing is a factor, injured victims can seek compensation from the at-fault driver for medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation and other related damages. An experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer will be able to better advise victims in such cases about their legal rights and options. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.
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