A 90-year-old man was hospitalized after he was hit by a pickup truck that was backing out of a driveway in the Serra Mesa neighborhood on July 10 around 11:10 a.m. According to San Diego Police, the victim was run over by a Ford F-250 pickup being driven by a 50-year-old man.
The injured victim suffered a severe laceration over his left eye and a bruised brain and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. From the facts presented in the news story, it appears that the truck driver was at fault for causing the accident, because he backed the vehicle without checking his blind spots.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2010, there were 3092 fatalities in crashes involving a distracted driver and approximately 416,000 suffered injuries in the auto crashes that involved a distracted driver.
If it is determined that the truck driver was at fault, then he might be held liable for the injuries suffered by the elderly victim and would be required to compensate the victim for all related damages.
If you have suffered because of a careless motorist, the experienced San Diego auto accident injury lawyers can get you the compensation you deserve and hold the at-fault party responsible for his or her actions. Call our personal injury law office at (888) 233-5020 for a complimentary consultation on your case.
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