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Pedestrian Accidents

Parking Lots: the Unsung Pedestrian Crash Zone

By Ross Jurewitz on June 7, 2018

As pedestrians in Southern California, we’re trained to watch out for danger when walking down busy streets or crossing intersections. But people are unaware that one of the most threatening spots for pedestrians is a…PARKING LOT. With so many people getting in and out of cars, and so many vehicles turning around tight corners and backing up, collisions can come from any direction if you aren’t careful. Read the rest »

What to Do After a Segway Accident

By Ross Jurewitz on September 27, 2017

The Segway, a two-wheeled, self-balancing personal vehicle invented by Dean Kamen in the early 2000s, is a convenient and innovative form of travel. It has become especially popular as workplace transport for military, police, warehouse, and emergency medical personnel. It is also common for individual use in urban areas and gated communities around the country. Read the rest »

Welcome to “The Future”

By Ross Jurewitz on September 20, 2017

“We’ve got to keep our eye on the future,” Mr. Dan Harris profoundly uttered while delivering the keynote at a meeting of business leaders in the San Diego area. “The growth of Southern California depends on keeping our young people here, giving them desirable work opportunities, and making sure they don’t go away to Denver or Austin or Atlanta or Seattle. We’ve got to keep our young, creative class here, in San Diego and L.A., and all parts in between. They are the lifeblood of our economy.” When Mr. Harris gave this speech in 2003 he was 72 years old. Read the rest »

Walking and Parking: Trickier Than You Think

By Ross Jurewitz on July 21, 2017

If you have the following on your list of “things to do” on your next vacation—Balboa Park, La Jolla Cove, SeaWorld, the country’s best zoo, and the air and space museum—then it sounds like you’re planning a visit to beautiful San Diego. The first thing you’ll notice, and quite possibly a major reason you’re visiting this SoCal gem, is the exquisite weather we have here.

And while you and the family are ready to jump head-first into some fun in the sun, there are a couple of major aspects of California law that you should keep in mind so that your trip doesn’t veer away from the sunny beaches and into a court of law. Read the rest »

Drivers Vs. Pedestrians – Who Wins?

By Ross Jurewitz on November 25, 2016

pedestrians2“So I’m driving along under the speed limit, aware that I’m in a heavily populated shopping district, completely sober and alert, hands at 10 and 2 — the very model of a safe driver — when all of the sudden this guy walks out in front of me. I slammed on the brakes and swerved, hitting a parked car, and got rear-ended by the guy behind me. By the time I settled down from the initial shock and got my bearings, the pedestrian who walked out in front of me was gone, and the guy who rear-ended me was screaming like crazy at me. Somehow I got stuck with the bill!”

Events like this occur all across the country during the holiday season, especially in cities with warmer climates and lots of outdoor shopping areas, like San Diego. Most people believe that an accident involving a car and a pedestrian is obviously the fault of the driver of the car – you know, “the pedestrian always has the right of way”. Everyone, drivers and pedestrians both, should know that’s not always true, and each should know some facts about auto/pedestrian accidents.
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San Diego Pedestrian Injuries from Hit-and-Run Accidents

By Ross Jurewitz on August 29, 2016

Just after 1 a.m. on a recent morning in San Diego, two young men, ages 23 and 25, were walking across a quiet street when their lives were changed forever. A four-door sedan was recklessly speeding down the avenue going the wrong way. The car struck the two unsuspecting young men, and, according to the San Diego Police Department, the car never stopped.

The two young men were taken to nearby hospitals. One of them suffered lacerations to the forehead, and the other sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Authorities are looking for the driver who slammed into these two men and then fled the scene. There is no description of the vehicle or the driver. Read the rest »

Gotta Catch ‘Em All…Gonna Catch a Fall! Why the Pokemon Go Craze Could Lead to Injuries

By Ross Jurewitz on July 13, 2016


The creators of Pokemon Go know the potential danger the app has by warning gamers to be aware of their surroundings

So, how did you spend your weekend? Did you happen to take a walk or even a drive through your neighborhood and notice anything different? Did you notice small groups of people huddled together repeatedly glancing at their phones? Did you notice people seemingly oblivious to their surroundings wandering around while playing some sort of game on a mobile device? Do you STILL notice this happening around your work and home???

If so, you’re definitely not alone. You, in fact, are witness to the most recent craze overtaking the nation – Pokemon Go, a new mobile app for iPhones and Android devices that allows users to catch Pokemon (Pocket Monsters) and collect in-game usable items from various checkpoints found throughout its “real world” map. However, just because it’s a virtual world doesn’t mean that users are immune from real physical harm.
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La Jolla Man Suffers Paralyzing Attack in New Orleans

By Ross Jurewitz on November 21, 2015

Hit and Run AccidentOne La Jolla resident discovered recently that you don’t have to be in a car to be a victim of road rage. The 64-year old man, known for his love of music, dancing, and spending time in the Big Easy, was recently attacked in a New Orleans road rage incident. Read the rest »

Carlsbad Boulevard Gets More Pedestrian Safety Features

By Ross Jurewitz on August 11, 2015

Carlsbad Pedestrian Safety The city of Carlsbad is installing several safety features on Carlsbad Boulevard including four rectangular rapid flashing beacon lights along the road, which will be completed by the end of this month. According to a report in The Coast News, the signs on the boulevard will light up when a pedestrian pushes a button, bringing more attention to the crosswalk and alerting motorists to stop. Read the rest »

Pedestrian Injured in San Diego Crash

By Ross Jurewitz on July 23, 2015

Woman Struck By CarA woman was killed in a San Diego car accident when a Nissan Altima struck her as she crossed the street. According to an NBC San Diego news report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred near Perez Cove Way and Ingraham Street in San Diego. The driver remained at the scene and officials do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. Read the rest »

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