Costa Mesa: Driver Pinned Pedestrian Against Car in Parking Lot
Posted on Jul 07, 2014
At about 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, a driver pinned a pedestrian against a car in a parking lot in Costa Mesa, reported the Daily Pilot. Witnesses indicated that the 81-year-old female driver of the Toyota Camry was speeding through the lot in front of Mitsuwa Marketplace near Paularino Avenue and Bristol Street before she struck several vehicles, one of which sent her vehicle into a 41-year-old man from Palos Verdes. He was stuck between the Toyota and a minivan. Emergency responders freed him and transported him to an area hospital to receive treatment for a serious injury to his left leg. Authorities are investigating the accident and have asked that witnesses, or anyone with information, contact Traffic Investigator Darren Wood at 714-754-5264.
In 2011, the most current year for which the California Office of Traffic Safety has released accident data, 718 people were killed or injured in accidents that occurred in Costa Mesa. Twenty-six of the victims were pedestrians. The OTS ranked Costa Mesa 40th out of 55 similarly sized cities for its incidence of fatal and injury pedestrian accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
Under California law, those who are injured in traffic accidents may hold the at-fault parties liable for their recovery-related expenses through the personal injury claims process. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the man who was injured in this accident.