Road accidents in San Diego continue to make headlines with a six mile stretch of University Avenue accounting for as much as 10 percent of pedestrian accidents. As many as four pedestrian deaths have already been recorded this year along San Diego city streets, which has Circulate San Diego, an advocate for safer streets up in arms, calling for action. We need cars that drive themselves.

According to Kathleen Ferrier, Director of Advocacy, a corridor approach is essential given the number of accidents on University Avenue. The organization’s latest safety program, Vision Zero, is pushing for improvements among major corridors and the construction of more crosswalks so that pedestrians can be easily sighted by oncoming traffic.
Residents of University Avenue concerned
Many San Diego accident attorneys also support such a move while City Heights residents are among the most affected, and are eager to see improvements made. According to city councilwoman Marti Emerald, a budget of $3.8 million has been requested by the council for further improvements in areas that are deemed dangerous along University. However, as per Fox5, staff members have said that University and 47th Street in City Heights is not included in the present budget and only has one place on its future priority list.

Suspected DUI Driver Killed in San Marcos Crash
According to latest police reports, a suspected DUI driver of a Nissan Frontier pickup was killed in a two vehicle crash on East Mission Road in San Marcos. Witnesses claim the westbound Nissan was travelling at high speeds, crossed into eastbound lanes, and collided head on with a Chevrolet Tahoe. Firefighters were called in to help free the driver who was trapped in the vehicle.
While he Nissan driver succumbed to his injuries at a hospital, the Tahoe driver has a lucky escape and was treated for minor injuries. According to sheriff’s Sgt. Tom Vrabel, the accident was caused by the driver of the pickup who was possibly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Young Driver Killed in I-5 Encinitas Crash
In another fatal accident, an 18-year-old Oceanside resident was killed when he lost control of his 1992 Nissan pickup truck, which rolled over and crashed while travelling in the northbound lanes on the Interstate 5 in Encinitas. According to the California Highway Patrol, the pickup swerved off the roadway and rolled over several times after striking an embankment.
A light pole was knocked down, which fell on the windshield of a UPS tractor trailer. While the pickup truck driver was killed, the 49 year old driver of the tractor trailer was treated for minor injuries at the scene of the accident. In this case as well, firefighters were called in to free the driver out of the wreckage. The 18 year old driver succumbed to his injuries at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
According to San Diego accident attorneys, it is important to seek legal counsel if you or your loved ones are seriously injured in a vehicle collision. Injuries may lead to costly medical expenses while there is always of having to meet the costs of long term rehabilitation. A San Diego accident attorney will be able to guide you on fair amount of compensation you are entitled to receive and represent you in the court of law, if required.
If you have been injured in an auto collision, visit Eric H. Woods Law Offices for a free consultation.

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