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Ocean Crest: Vehicle Struck, Seriously Injured 19-year-old Pedestrian

Posted on May 14, 2012

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 13th, a vehicle struck and seriously injured a pedestrian in San Diego. While walking on Palm Avenue near Interstate 806, the teenager was struck by a Toyota sedan. He suffered head injuries and was transported to a hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.

“When a pedestrian is injured in a collision with a motor vehicle, he or she may be entitled to compensation from the driver for expenses related to the injury,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis. 

In San Diego County, 57 pedestrians were killed and 997 were injured in traffic accidents in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. San Diego ranked 9th out of 58 counties for fatal and injury pedestrian accidents in 2009, a poor ranking considering that 1st place is the worst a county can receive from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the 19-year-old pedestrian who was struck and seriously injured yesterday.

U-T San Diego originally reported this Ocean Crest accident.

Resources for accident victims and their families, including articles on pedestrian rights and on the process of pursuing an injury claim, are available to the public free of charge. 

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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