Pedestrian Killed By SUV in Oak Park in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 14, 2022) – A pedestrian was fatally struck today by an SUV in the Oak Park neighborhood of San Diego.
A 34-year-old man driving a Dodge Journey south on 54th Street struck a man in the middle of the roadway near Redwood Street around 4:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Police Department.
Officials patrolling the area came upon the incident. The man, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was not immediately clear why the victim was in the roadway.
The driver and passenger of the Dodge cooperated with police. Traffic on 54th Street from College Avenue to Redwood Street was impacted during the investigation.
via City News Service
Liability In San Diego 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 A Oak Park 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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