A pedestrian was badly hurt and sent to the hospital following a car crash in Chula Vista, according to a Nov. 30 report. The crash, which happened at the corner of Oleander Avenue and Main Street, resulted in a Honda sedan striking a 35-year-old man.
The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries following the collision. There, he was stabilized but remained in critical condition as of Tuesday, Dec. 1.
There were no details on how the pedestrian crash happened, though the police did give a Breathalyzer test to the driver. They said that he was not suspected of drinking and driving at the time, and the police didn’t believe that he was under the influence of drugs, either.
Pedestrian crashes can be avoided
Whether you are a driver or pedestrian, there are steps that can be taken to avoid crashes like the one that was discussed above. Drivers need to:
- Obey the speed limit
- Slow down, stop and wait for pedestrians to cross at crosswalks
- Monitor their surroundings in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic
- Look for pedestrians before turning left or right at an intersection
Pedestrians can also help drivers avoid them by:
- Traveling in groups, which are easier to see
- Wearing bright colors or reflective items
- Crossing only when they have a WALK signal
- Looking both ways before crossing
- Avoiding distractions
Pedestrian crashes have the potential to be dangerous, life-threatening and deadly. If you’re injured in a crash, remember that you may have an opportunity to pursue compensation from the driver who struck you.