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San Diego Knockout Attacks

San Diego police are investigating so called “knockout attacks” in which people on the street randomly punch strangers. They’ve been happening across the country… and now, allegedly here in the San Diego area.

Victoria Hyatt tells 10News her husband was the latest victim of an unprovoked attack near the Gaslamp Quarter at Second Avenue and Ash Street.

“They weren’t talking to each other,” she said. “They were just standing next to each other and then out of the blue, the light changed for him to walk across the crosswalk and he just … bam, hit him as hard as he could.”

She says man simply walked away after the sucker punch while her husband stumbled back to his office to report his assault to police.

Hyatt’s not the only victim of this type of random assault. It’s a stunning nationwide trend called the ‘knockout’ game.

Numerous YouTube videos show teens randomly punching a man on the street. In Pittsburgh, there was another deliberate and violent attack on a schoolteacher, who was seen tumbling over after a punch from a teenager. A man in New Jersey died after a group of teens attacked him.

The man responsible for the attack was reportedly cited… but not arrested. Police say there were no witnesses to her husband’s assault.

Injury attacks such as this alleged “knockout attack” deserve full legal attention. San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys, like Steven Elia, can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf… and bring those allegedly responsible for your injuries to justice. Steven Elia is an attorney who has devoted his practice to helping all types of personal injury matter, and brings years of experience to his renowned San Diego personal injury practice.

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Steven Elia

Mr. Elia has extensive litigation experience having appeared at more than 1,000 civil hearings including jury and bench trials, over 500 depositions, and hundreds of mediations. Some of his cases have made national headlines. He specializes in personal injury, business law and civil litigation in and around San Diego.