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Two Employees, One from CHP, Sustained Major Injuries in El Cajon Pedestrian Crash
San Diego, CA (November 18, 2022) – Two employees, one from California Highway Patrol and another from a private trucking company, were involved in an El Cajon pedestrian crash while conducting a commercial vehicle safety inspection. According to FOX 5 San Diego, the crash occurred on Friday around 10:10 am.
Two employees suffered major injuries in an El Cajon pedestrian crash after being struck by a vehicle while conducting a safety inspection on Olde Highway 80.
According to a news release from California Highway Patrol, two employees, including one of their own, sustained major injuries in a pedestrian crash on Olde Highway 80 in El Cajon.
One of the two employees involved is a 57-year-old California Highway Patrol employee. The other employee was identified as Timothy Mattison of Fallbrook, a trucking company representative.
Responding officers took them to Sharp Memorial Hospital due to major injuries.
Authorities said that the two employees were conducting a scheduled commercial vehicle safety inspection on a wide shoulder of the roadway when they were struck by a vehicle.
The other vehicle being inspected was also hit in the crash.
The driver, later identified as Hector Ramos, reportedly remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
Authorities are yet to determine the factors that led to the crash.
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More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians usually get major injuries in pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
- legal responsibility or “duty of care”
- violated or breached the duty of care
- the violation caused the accident
- the violation resulted in injuries or damages
In some cases, the driver might’ve sped down the road, hitting the pedestrian. This can put fault on the driver. Meanwhile, pedestrians can get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals, such as jaywalking. In these instances, the pedestrian can become at fault. Other factors, such as lack of road markings and ample lighting, can also lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help look at all angles to determine liability. Learn more about pedestrian accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury Claims in San Diego
In this case, the two employees injured in this El Cajon pedestrian crash can have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. These results can point out any acts of negligence by a person or business which might have contributed to the accident.
Indeed, no amount of money can ever make up for the injuries or death left by an accident caused by someone else. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind, so you can fully heal and recover.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
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- Burn Injury
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It’s important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can also help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, pedestrian accident, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can also help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements in Los Angeles and more. If you’d like to get professional advice about your case, give us a call today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we sympathize with the victims and their family members.
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