[04-14-2024] San Diego County, CA – 10-Year-Old Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Pickup in El Cajon

Published April 14, 2024

[04-14-2024] 10-Year-Old Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Pickup in El CajonA 10-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a pickup truck in El Cajon on Sunday evening, April 14, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident occurred at about 6:00 p.m. along Rios Canyon Road near Olde Highway 80.

Reports indicate that a white GMC pickup driver from El Cajon was going north before hitting a child who ran off the right shoulder to the west near the highway.

The young victim suffered major injuries and was transported to Rady Children’s Hospital. The child’s identity remains undisclosed.

The pickup truck driver did not appear to be impaired by alcohol during the collision. The authorities have not released further information.

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.