Encinitas man killed while crossing street to pick flower

Posted: May 18, 2022

ENCINITAS, CA (May 10, 2022) – An Encinitas man who crossed a street to pick a flower was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle, according to California sheriff’s officials. 

The accident occurred on Sunday, May 8 at around 4:00 p.m. on Piraeus Street near Normandy Road. 

San Diego County Sheriff’s officials said that the man stopped his car and stepped out of his vehicle to cross the street to pick a flower. It is unknown whether the oncoming car saw the man on the street before colliding with him.

The man suffered serious injuries and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. 

The driver who struck the man was not hurt, and drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been a factor in this accident. 

Anyone who may have more information is encouraged to reach out to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department while this case is under investigation. 

Liability In Encinitas Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver distraction
  • Inclement weather

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating An Encinitas Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the decedent in this case. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.

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