At about 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, a 58-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a pedestrian on Interstate 5 in San Diego. A 22-year-old pedestrian walked into the path of the rider in the fast lane of the freeway, the impact throwing him from his bike into the next lane, where a Toyota struck him. Paramedics transported the pedestrian to a hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“When a crash results in fatality, the family of the victim may hold the negligent party accountable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained California motorcycle injury lawyer James Ballidis.
The city of San Diego accounted for 7 of the 24 fatalities and 316 of the 1,044 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in collisions that occurred in the county in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Throughout the state, traffic collisions claimed the lives of 352 pedestrians in 2010-a 10.7 percent decrease from the previous year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the motorcyclist who was killed in the collision with the pedestrian. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the pedestrian.
U-T San Diego originally reported this crash.
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