News: Elderly man in wheelchair fatally struck by vehicle in La Jolla

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was fatally struck by a vehicle while riding his electric wheelchair in La Jolla on Saturday afternoon.

According to NBC San Diego, the 90-year-old man was riding in the 6600 block of La Jolla Boulevard near the intersection with Rosemont Street at about 4:30 p.m. when he was hit.

The unidentified man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died a short time later.

The driver of the vehicle, an 80-year-old woman, remained at the scene and cooperated with officers.

If you or a loved one were involved in a crash on San Diego roads, there are a number of actions you can take in the minutes, days, weeks, and months following that ensure your safety as well as your ability to recover financial compensation for your losses. If you are able to do so safely, move to the side of the road and make sure everyone in your vehicle is all right. After that, you should exchange information with the other driver or drivers involved and gather evidence at the scene, such as photos and videos. Once you have taken those steps, you should contact local authorities to make a crash report and treat any immediate injuries. Finally, get in touch with the premier San Diego car accident lawyers at HHJ Trial Attorneys to schedule a free, in-depth review of your case with a seasoned attorney. We can be reached online or by phone at 1-888-50-LAWFIRM.

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