8/3/2010A 61-year-old pedestrian sustained a broken leg and head injuries when he was hit by a teen driver near San Clemente High School.
James E. Ballidis
James E. Ballidis
The Orange County pedestrian accident happened just before 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 1 near 700 Avenida Pico, in San Clemente.
The 61-year-old man was taken to Mission Hospital, in Mission Viejo, for treatment of his injuries.
The driver did not appear to have been drinking and was not cited for the crash. The accident is still under investigation.
Pedestrian Accident Facts
• In 2008, 4,378 pedestrians died in motor vehicle crashes.
• 70 percent of the pedestrians killed were males.
• 72 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur in urban areas.
• California has more pedestrian fatalities than any other state. It is followed by, Florida, Texas, and New York. These four states make up 42 percent of pedestrian fatalities nationwide, but account for only 30 percent of the total traffic fatalities across the country.
• 48% all pedestrian fatalities occur on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (16%, 18%, and 14% )
• 70% of pedestrian fatalities occur at night (4 p.m. - 4 a.m.).
The Orange County personal injury attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie represent victims of accidents throughout Southern California. If you have lost a loved one to a California pedestrian accident, we can help you find an attorney to help you with your case. Call 866-981-5596 to request our free book: Avoid Lawyer Advertising Hype! A Lawyers Method for Finding a Lawyer.
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