A 29-year-old man sustained critical injuries in a San Diego car accident after he was hit by two vehicles in front of a cafÃ© in Old Town. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the major injury car accident occurred the night of January 26, 2011 as the man crossed Pacific Coast Highway from east to west. A Ford Focus struck him when he stepped on to the roadway, after waiting on a center divider. The 25-year-old driver stopped at the scene.
Just as the driver was waiting for authorities to arrive, a second vehicle, described as a black, full-size van ran over the injured pedestrian on the roadway. The driver, said to be a Filipino in his 40s, stopped for a moment and then drove away. The victim sustained additional injuries after he was hit the second time and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
My heart goes out to this injured victim. I truly hope he did not suffer catastrophic injuries. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 23 fatalities and 533 injuries involving pedestrian accidents in the city of San Diego. Countywide, 63 people died and 998 were injured as a result of pedestrian accidents during the same year.