Two accidents in San Diego left a pedestrian and a bicyclist seriously injured. According to police, a pedestrian was injured after he was hit by a car Monday night in Spring Valley. The California Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 7:39 p.m. on Jamacha Road, JUST west of the State Route 125. A driver struck the man as he was walking on the on-ramp. Officials say the pedestrian was taken to the hospital and suffered hip, kidney, and head injuries. Police say the driver stayed at the scene of the accident and will not be charged.
An hour later, a bicyclist was injured after being hit by a car in City Heights. According to the San Diego Police Department, the bicycle accident happened on 47th Street and University Avenue at around 8:49 p.m. Officials say the 27-year-old male bicyclist was southbound on 47th Street when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle on University Avenue. Police believe the accident was caused when the bicyclist failed to stop at a stop sign. The man was thrown from his bike and he suffered a broken femur and is recovering at Scripps Mercy Hospital. Police say the driver of the vehicle, a woman, did stay on the scene and no charges will be filed.
Thousands of accidents just like these happen every day across the Nation. If you are among the thousands that are injured in traffic accidents in the U.S. and you think you have a personal injury claim, contact Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC.