Scooter Rider Died In El Cajon Car Accident Along El Cajon Boulevard
EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA (January 22, 2022) – A 57-year-old scooter rider died in an El Cajon car accident involving a pickup truck on El Cajon Boulevard.
San Diego police officials are saying that the collision took place around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The scooter rider was crossing the street when they were hit by a Dodge Ram pickup truck.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. He was pinned underneath the truck and taken to the Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.
Sadly, he later died due to his injuries. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In El Cajon Car Accidents
Scooter riders lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, “There were more than 190,000 emergency room (ED) visits due to all micromobility products from 2017 through 2020. ED visits had a steady 70% increase from 34,000 (2017), 44,000 (2018), 54,800 (2019) to 57,800 (2020).” Victims of scooter accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid hitting bicyclists. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a scooter rider, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The company that operated a pickup truck could also potentially be held at fault. Family members of any person killed in a collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. A scooter accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A San Diego County Scooter Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our deepest condolences to the family of the scooter rider killed in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that city officials will consider measures to help prevent other collisions like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been harmed due to the negligence of a driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of scooter safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.