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I-5 Multi-Vehicle Crash Injures Two, Blocks Three Lanes of Traffic

Monday, May 20th, 2013

DEL MAR, California (May 20, 2013) – According to an article in 8NewsNow San Diego, a multi-vehicle crash sent two people to the hospital and brought southbound traffic to a halt early Monday, according to authorities. Two motorcyclists and two or three other motorists were involved in a severe crash on the I-5, south of Via De La Valle at about 7:10 a.m. Medics took two patients to Scripps Memorial Hospital. At least one of these patients was reported to have sustained major injuries. As a result of the crash, three lanes were blocked including the carpool lane.

“Often the worst accidents involve motorcycles during rush hour due to low visibility, speeding, and traffic,” states West Seegmiller, owner of The Seegmiller Law Firm in San Diego.

San Diego Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys

For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients injured in serious car accidents and other personal injury incidents. Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed or injured in accidents. Indeed, the personal injury law firm has a proven track record with more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts.

There is no cost to clients until our experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals have won your case. Finding the best attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the accident, but it can help you rebuild your life.

Leave the legal work to our experienced car accident attorneys by calling 1-855-275-9378 (1-855-ASK WEST). Seegmiller Law Firm has offices in California including its headquarters in Irvine. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Diego, Sacramento and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

 

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Encinitas Man, 46, Dies Two Days After Pedestrian Accident on El Camino Real

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

ENCINITAS, California – A 46-year-old Encinitas man was struck by a car about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night as he walked in the intersection of North El Camino Real and Via Molena, according to a San Diego County Medical Examiner’s report.

A passerby called 911 for paramedics who transported the man to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla for treatment of multiple injuries. Upon arrival at the hospital he was admitted into the surgical intensive care unit. The following day, the man succumbed to his serious injuries and was pronounced dead at 4:16 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The man’s name has been withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

California Pedestrian Law

“Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950 (a) 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, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

(b) This section does not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for his or her safety. No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard. No pedestrian may unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

(c) The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.

(d) Subdivision (b) does not relieve a driver of a vehicle from the duty of exercising due care for the safety of any pedestrian within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.”

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SAN DIEGO, California – Pedestrian Jennifer June Suazo, 47, of  was struck and later died late Sunday night by the driver of a Nissan Armada as she ran across the 2800 block of Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach, according to a press release issued by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Suazo was struck about 10 p.m. and paramedics transported her to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla where she was treated for blunt impact injuries of the head, but died about an hour later at 11:20 p.m. the same day, the report said.

California Pedestrian Law

“Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950 (a) 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, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

(b) This section does not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for his or her safety. No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard. No pedestrian may unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

(c) The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.

(d) Subdivision (b) does not relieve a driver of a vehicle from the duty of exercising due care for the safety of any pedestrian within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.”

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Source: California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report

Pedestrians need to be especially cautious on our roadways because they are more vulnerable to injury or death. There were two pedestrians killed and 57 others injured in car accidents in Costa Mesa in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report. In Orange County 41 pedestrians died and 864 were injured in 2009.

In California, there were 598 pedestrians killed and 12,418 injured in 2009, according to the CHP traffic report.

National data compiled by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Authority shows that pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the United States were up 4.9% in 2010 to 4,280 deaths and injuries were up 19% in 2010 to 70,000 people injured.

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The Seegmiller Law Firm can be reached at 1-855-ASK–WEST.  For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries and more.  The firm has offices in Irvine, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, San Diego, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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