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  • 911 Dispatcher May Have Given Faulty Instructions

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 15, 2015

    A 911 dispatcher in San Diego may have given questionable medical instructions, local news reports. The accident occurred when a motorcycle struck a pedestrian, amputating his leg. A bystander used his belt as a tourniquet in an attempt to save the man's life, following first-aid training he received in the Navy. "I put the belt around his leg and stopped the bleeding," said the man. "It's been ...
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  • Dump Truck Kills Pedestrian on 1-8 Off Ramp

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 30, 2014

    Law enforcement officers are investigating a pedestrian-dump truck accident that took the life of a pedestrian near the Rosecrans Drive Interstate 8 off ramp. According to reports, the truck driver called emergency services at 4:46 a.m. on Thursday and said that he struck a pedestrian in the off ramp. Although a cause for the accident has not been revealed, California Highway Patrol stated that ...
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  • La Jolla Woman Killed While Unloading Vehicle

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 8, 2014

    A woman in La Jolla, California suffered fatal injuries when a car hit her as she unloaded her vehicle on a busy street. The accident occurred midday when a driver backed out of a driveway across the street and struck the victim, pinning her between the two vehicles. Law enforcement will continue to investigate the incident, but believe that speed may have been involved. Police have not filed any ...
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  • 3 Pedestrians Struck by Vehicle in Carlsbad, CA

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jul 23, 2014

    Three pedestrians were hospitalized Saturday after being struck by a motor vehicle on the old coast highway in central Carlsbad, CA. According to Carlsbad police, the accident was reported just after midnight on Saturday in the 3200 block of Carlsbad Boulevard, north of Walnut Avenue. Fire paramedics from Carlsbad and Oceanside and Carlsbad police responded to the call. One pedestrian was ...
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  • Increased Pedestrian Accidents Due To Time Change

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Nov 2, 2013

    After setting the clocks back in the fall for Daylight Savings Time (DST), many people find themselves traveling home after work in the dark. While most people don’t think twice about the change, studies show that pedestrians and drivers are at a higher risk for getting into accidents. What might have been a safe walk home last week might be a risky endeavor this week. Pedestrians and drivers need ...
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  • Pedestrian Killed By Potentially Distracted Driver In Del Cerro

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 12, 2013

    A 65-year-old woman was struck and killed at the intersection of Margerum Avenue and Navajo Road in Del Cerro on Friday. The collision occurred in the early afternoon hours. The driver, a 25-year-old woman, failed to stop despite the victim's efforts to get her attention. Several witnesses report that the victim held up her arm and stopped in the intersection as the car approached. The vehicle ...
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  • New Technology Could Reduce Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 30, 2013

    Imagine if the cell phone in your pocket could protect you from getting hit by a car. Does it sound too futuristic to be true? Think again! That fantasy could become a reality soon as experimental technology is being tested by Honda that would prevent all types of motor vehicle collisions, including collisions with pedestrians , using a tool that almost everyone in America already has access to: A ...
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  • California Drivers Want Bicycle Lanes, Too

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jun 21, 2013

    Bicyclists aren't the only ones calling for more bike lanes in California. Studies show that car drivers want them, too. Recent surveys by a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley named Rebecca Sanders found that most city drivers list bike lanes as a top improvement in creating safer roads. In the San Francisco Bay Area, for example, most people surveyed wanted a bicycle lane ...
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  • San Diego Bicyclist Is Killed In Velodrome Accident

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 20, 2013

    The San Diego bicycling community is in mourning after losing a cyclist in what is being called a "freak accident" at the Balboa Park Velodrome. According to witnesses, Jackie Price Dunn was bicycling around the enclosed track on Tuesday when she and another bicyclist brushed each other, causing her to fall. Medical professionals declared her brain dead shortly after the bicycle accident. "There's ...
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