DUI driver kills pedestrian on I-15 in Scripps Ranch area of San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 19, 2022) – A car driven by a DUI suspect struck and killed a pedestrian who ventured onto I-15 in the Scripps Ranch area over the weekend, authorities reported today.
The northbound Lexus sedan hit the pedestrian, described only as male, on a stretch of the freeway north of Miramar Road shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The 23-year-old San Diego man who had been driving the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, CHP public-affairs Officer Jesse Matias said.
The names of the motorist and the pedestrian remained unavailable Monday morning.
We will update this story with more details once they become available to us.
[via City News Service]
Liability In Scripps Ranch 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:
- 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 the Pedestrian Killed on I-15 in Scripps Ranch
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian tragically killed in this DUI crash. 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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