Two pedestrians are recovering in San Diego hospitals after separate accidents just thirty minutes apart late Wednesday night.
The first collision was reported at the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Poplar Street in the City Heights area at around 10 p.m. when a car traveling northbound crashed into a man who stepped out onto the street.
The force of the crash was so great that the man made a sizable dent in the hood of the car. He was immediately transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where he is being treated for serious injuries that were sustained to his head.
According to initial reports from responding police, the pedestrian was carrying a can of beer when he stepped out onto the street, and he was believed to be drunk at the time of the accident.
Police also performed a tests on the driver who hit the pedestrian, and it was determined that he was not under the influence of alcohol. The driver will likely not face criminal charges for his role in the accident.
The second accident was reported just a half an hour later, at around 10:30 p.m. in Sherman Heights where a bus crashed into a man in the intersection of 19th Street and Imperial Avenue.
The man, who was reportedly walking outside of a legal crosswalk, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to the UCSD Medical Center, where the extent of his injuries is not known at this time.
The bus that struck the man was making its way from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, and was about to merge onto the freeway when it crashed into the jaywalker.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident while trying to cross the street like these two, you should seek help. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation to help you pay for the damages you sustained in the ordeal.
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