A 41 year old woman was in critical condition after a SUV struck her.
The collision took place on Monday night at about 11:40 p.m. The crash was on the 1600 block of Newport Boulevard. According to Costa Mesa police, the woman was jaywalking across Newport Boulevard when the SUV struck her.
The victim was walking west across the street. A 2001 Nissan Pathfinder collided into her. The driver, a 36 year old Huntington Beach man, stopped at the scene. He stayed at the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
No arrests have been made. The crash is under currently under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Costa Mesa police.
Jaywalking is very dangerous for jaywalking. It is when a pedestrian illegally or recklessly crosses a roadway. An example of jaywalking is when a pedestrian crosses the street even though there is no marked crosswalk. Jaywalking puts pedestrians and drivers at risk. Pedestrians, who are jaywalking, are at risk of being struck by a vehicle. Drivers may not see jaywalkers too late. To avoid a jaywalker, a driver may swerve and collide into another vehicle. Jaywalking is incredibly dangerous.
Every pedestrian should be aware of pedestrian safety rules. Pedestrian injuries are a leading cause of death for children. When a car strikes a pedestrian, these accidents are often serious if not fatal. A pedestrian has nothing to absorb the blunt force of a collision.
To protect yourself while walking, it is important to stay alert. You should focus on the street and the road. Make sure you stay on the sidewalk and cross in the marked cross walk. Follow traffic signals and crosswalks. Before you cross a street, you should always look left and right because crossing the street. It is a good habit to make eye contact with a driver before crossing in front of them. Pay special attention to cars that are turning.
While you are walking, it is also best to avoid engaging in any distracting behavior. If you need to use a cell phone, go to a safe area and use the cell phone. Pay attention for any bicyclists or runners that may collide into you.
If you are ever in a car accident, contact a Costa Mesa car accident lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi for a free consultation. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won.