Two women suffered serious injuries when they were struck by a car while they were crossing the street in Imperial Beach on October 16‚ 2010‚ around midnight. According to the Imperial Beach Police‚ both the women in their early 20s were trying to cross northbound at 16th Street at Palm Avenue when a female driver of an Infiniti struck them.
San Diego Police Officer David Stafford said that the 24-year-old driver drove her car through the green light and struck the pedestrians as they were in the intersection. The injured pedestrians sustained serious head and brain injuries and suffered a broken leg as a result of this car accident. Stafford said that the Infiniti driver fortunately escaped unhurt. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor behind this traffic collision.
From the available information‚ the Infiniti driver may have violated California Vehicle Code Section 21950(a) which states that “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection”. However‚ if the driver had the right of way due to having a green traffic signal‚ the pedestrians may have some responsibility for causing this injury accident.
The police are investigating why this car accident happened. Both the injured pedestrians may be able to receive compensation for the cost of treatment‚ hospitalization charges‚ loss of earnings‚ and other accident related damages. The injured victims should meet with a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney who can let them know their legal rights and obtain compensation to cover all the accident related damages. Such meetings are typically free of charge.
Brain injuries are serious and we hope that the pedestrians recover completely from their injuries without any long-term cognitive injury.
Ross Jurewitz is a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney and the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a San Diego‚ CA personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured in car accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in an auto accident in San Diego‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
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