Man Seriously Injured in San Diego Pedestrian Accident at 11th Avenue and G Street
San Diego, California (September 12, 2021) – A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a suspected drunken driver Sunday evening at an intersection in downtown San Diego, according to authorities.
The major injury collision occurred at around 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of 11th Avenue and G Street.
Authorities said a man in his 30s was crossing the road inside a crosswalk when he was hit by a Chevrolet Captiva that was attempting to make a left turn from eastbound G Street onto 11th Avenue.
Pedestrian Injured After Being Hit by Vehicle in San Diego
The man sustained a compound fracture to his right leg and was transported to a local hospital. His name and current condition were not available.
The driver involved, a 46-year-old man, was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries before being arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The crash remains under investigation.
Notable Pedestrian Accident Statistics According to the California Office of Traffic Safety:
- 893 pedestrians were killed, and more than 14,000 were injured on California roadways in 2018.
- California’s pedestrian fatality is almost 25% higher than the national average.
- California is among the leading states in pedestrian deaths.
Safety Tips for Pedestrians
- Make yourself visible to other road users by wearing bright colored clothes, reflector jackets, or using a flashlight when walking at night.
- Avoid distractions such as using your phone while on the streets.
- Cross streets on marked crosswalks and obey traffic lights.
- Always pay attention to your surroundings.
- Be predictable by observing all traffic rules and obeying signs and signals.
Safety Tips for Drivers
- Look out for pedestrians, particularly in hard-to-see conditions, for example, at night and in bad weather.
- Yield and be ready to stop whenever a pedestrian has the right-of-way.
- Be cautious when parking or backing up – pedestrians can move across your path.
- Observe all traffic rules.
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