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San Diego: Driver Struck, Seriously Injured Pizza Deliveryman on Vespa

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At about 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, March 22nd, a driver struck and seriously injured a 31-year-old pizza deliveryman on a Vespa in the College Area of San Diego. The deliveryman was riding eastbound on Montezuma when he was hit by a Ford pickup turning left at 63rd Street. The driver of the truck did not stop to administer aid to the man, who sustained internal injuries and a broken pelvis from the impact. Police arrested a man they suspected to be the hit-and-run driver early Friday morning.

“A hit-and-run accident can take a tremendous toll on the victim-both physically and financially,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis, “so it is fortunate when police are able to locate the driver.”

The city of San Diego accounted for 49 of the 163 fatalities and 7,029 of the 16,242 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents in the county in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, 185 people were killed and 20,260 were injured in hit-and-run collisions in the state.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the pizza deliveryman who was struck and seriously injured while riding his Vespa a full recovery.

U-T San Diego originally reported this hit-and-run accident.

Resources for accident victims, such as books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury claim, are available to the public free of charge.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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