A six-year-old girl and her aunt were struck and injured in a serious car accident that occurred on October 10‚ 2011‚ around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Menlo Avenue and University Avenue in City Heights. According to San Diego Police Department’s Traffic Division‚ the girl and her aunt were crossing the street when they were hit by a woman driving a grey Honda Accord.
The girl sustained serious head injuries and was immediately transported to Rady Children’s Hospital. The female pedestrian was also seriously injured and was taken to Sharp Memorial hospital for her minor injuries.
The Honda driver told police that she was driving east on University Avenue when she was blinded by the sun and failed to see the pair in the crosswalk. It is evident that the negligent driving of the Accord driver led to this serious car wreck. If she was blinded by the sun‚ she should have halted or at least slowed down until she could see directly in front of her. At this time‚ the injured victims or their family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights and options and would assure that the at-fault motorist is brought to justice.
The injured victims can also file a personal injury claim against the at-fault Accord driver to obtain timely compensation to cover treatment‚ medical and hospital costs‚ and other accident-related damages.
Our personal injury law office sincere hopes that injuries suffered by both the pedestrians heal soon and do not prove fatal.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in San Diego County car crashes and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in car accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a pedestrian accident in San Diego‚ please order your free copy of the California car accident book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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