Encinitas Man Loses Life in Pedestrian Accident While Trying to Cross El Camino Real
A man from Encinitas lost his life recently when he was hit by a car while attempting to cross El Camino Real. The 46-year-old tried to cross the busy road on a recent evening when he was hit by a Toyota Camry traveling north in the 100 block of El Camino Real, according to witnesses. Investigators are still looking into the case and planning to speak to the driver and examine the vehicle involved in the crash.
The 46-year-old man, who suffered severe injuries in the crash, was rushed by rescue workers to a nearby hospital for treatment. He did not have any identification on him at the time. Unfortunately, hospital staff were unable to save his life; his injuries proved fatal approximately one day after the accident.
Approximately 60 San Diego County residents lose their lives in pedestrian accidents each year, according to the California Department of Public Health. Anywhere from 350 to 500 people are injured in San Diego County pedestrian accidents each year. In recent years, men have been slightly more likely than women to be hit in pedestrian accidents, but women have been slightly more likely to die as a result of their injuries.
The number of pedestrian accidents has decreased slightly in recent years, but motorists should still take care to watch for pedestrians in order to help avoid accidents.
Car accidents can cause serious harm, especially when an unprotected pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist is involved. If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, a skilled San Diego fatal car accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you need. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.