Maria Trinidad Anguiano Galindo, 53, was killed in a San Diego car accident after she was hit by a car while crossing the street. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of D Avenue and East 18th Street in National City, the morning of November 5, 2010. A pickup truck driven by a Chula Vista man made a left hand turn and struck Galindo as she crossed East 18th Street. The driver told officials he had the green light, but the sun was in his eyes and he was unable to see the pedestrian.
My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Maria Trinidad Anguiano Galindo, who was tragically killed in this pedestrian accident. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), two people were killed and 29 were injured in National City pedestrian accidents. In San Diego County as a whole, 63 deaths and 998 injuries were reported as a result of pedestrian accidents during the same year.
California law requires motorists to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the street in marked or unmarked crosswalks. California Vehicle Code Section 21950 states: “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.” The same section also states that the driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk “shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of a vehicle or take any other action relating to the operating of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.”
I trust officials are looking into whether this driver did in fact have the green light at the time, and also if he was impaired, distracted, or otherwise negligent. In such cases the family of a deceased car accident victim would be well-advised to consult with an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. 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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