A 35-year-old mother was struck by a car as she was pushing her baby’s stroller in Vista on June 1, 2017. The woman had been walking within the crosswalk at the time the early afternoon accident occurred.
An unidentified female driver, who is believed to have been responsible for causing the crash, alleges that the she did not notice the mom as she attempted to make a right turn at the Anza Street and East Vista Way intersection. The car’s impact caused her to collapse to the ground.
The woman was attended to by paramedics at the scene before being transported to Palomar Medical Center. She had suffered, what responding officers have referred to as, serious injuries. Although the baby did not appear to have been injured in the crash, it was hospitalized for observation as a precautionary measure.
As for the driver of the car, she waited at the crash scene after being involved in the accident. San Diego County Sheriff’s Officers who responded to the scene reported that they did not suspect alcohol played any role in the crash. As of now, police haven’t released any additional details about the type of car the woman was driving at the time of the crash, whether she was speeding at the time, or had the right of way,
It’s unclear if charges will be filed against the woman for her role in causing the woman’s injuries. Even if they’re not, the victim in this case may elect to work with a Vista pedestrian accident attorney in filing a claim against the woman who struck her. If successful, she may be able to recover her medical expenses, lost wages and other damages she amassed in her legal case.
Source: kusi.com, “Mother and six-month-old baby struck by car in Vista,” Milo Loftin, June 01, 2017