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Woman arrested for killing elderly man in Rolando Village during felony hit-and-run in San Diego

Posted: August 26, 2022

SAN DIEGO, CA (August 26, 2022) – A 52 year-old woman was in custody today for a Rolando Village crash after allegedly striking and killing an 82-year-old man in San Diego.

Officers from the San Diego Police Department were called at 2:55 p.m. Thursday to the 4400 block of College Avenue where the woman was driving a Cadillac SRX northbound on College Avenue, where she made an unsafe turn to the right and struck the bicyclist with the right front of her car, said Officer Robert Heims.

The bicyclist sustained several serious injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he later died. The driver left the scene but after approximately one hour returned and was arrested by officers for felony hit-and- run, Heims said.

According to police, driving under the influence was not a factor in the Rolando Village crash.

The department’s Traffic Division is investigating the collision. Anyone with information related to it was asked to call 858-495-7800 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Liability In San Diego Bicycle Accidents

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists and other pedestrians. According to California Vehicle Code 21200, “A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this division, including, but not limited to, provisions concerning driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, and by Division 10.” There are number of common causes of motorcycle accidents including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Prescription drug use
  • Inclement weather

The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is extremely important that evidence is properly preserved and protected after an accident. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Rolando Village Bicycle Crash

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the elderly man tragically killed in this case. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.

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