35-Year-Old Man Hospitalized after Pedestrian Collision near 54th Street

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 14, 2024) – One man was hospitalized Sunday evening, after a pedestrian crash on 54th Street and University Avenue.

The incident occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m. Investigators report that the driver of a Toyota sedan was passing through a green light on 54th Street when the vehicle struck a male pedestrian walking south.

Medical personnel transported the 35-year-old pedestrian to a nearby hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Authorities have not yet released his identity. The 69-year-old driver of the Toyota stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Division is currently leading the investigation.

Preliminary findings indicate that intoxication was not a factor in the incident. San Diego officials are urging anyone who witnessed the University Avenue pedestrian crash to contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Whether you are a driver or a pedestrian, it is important to abide by all traffic laws and observe safety precautions. If you’re behind the wheel, do your part to avoid distractions and look out for pedestrians at all times. If you’re crossing the street, do so at designated crosswalks or intersections.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when injured in a pedestrian accident. Reach out to the personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Sweet James today. Call their office at 1-800-900-0000 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. For more accident news, click here. The original source can be found here.

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