[04-12-2024] San Diego County, CA – 20-Year-Old Female Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Getting Hit by Vehicle in Chula Vista

Published April 24, 2024

[04-12-2024] 20-Year-Old Female Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Getting Hit by Vehicle in Chula Vista20-year-old female pedestrian was seriously injured after getting hit by a vehicle in Chula Vista on Friday night, April 12, 2024.

According to the Chula Vista Police Department, the pedestrian vs. vehicle incident happened at about 9:00 p.m. around the area of 200 Fourth Avenue.

Upon arrival, authorities found the victim unresponsive on the roadway with serious injuries. They quickly administered first aid to the victim before taking her to a local trauma center for treatment. At the time of writing, the victim’s name is being withheld.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman reportedly remained at the scene and cooperated with the police. 

CVPD is still investigating the cause of the collision. Drugs or alcohol impairment are currently not seen as possible factors.

Further details were not readily available. Anyone with information is urged to contact the authorities. 

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.