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Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Van In San Diego

Leah Phillips killed on California City Boulevard in Kern County

San Diego, CA (September 21, 2023) A pedestrian was killed on Wednesday evening when she was hit by a van. The San Diego Police Department said officers responded to the call around 8:16 p.m.

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It happened at the intersection of Pacific Heights Boulevard and Mira Mesa Boulevard in San Diego. A woman, age 57, was walking south on Pacific Heights Boulevard when she began crossing Mira Mesa Boulevard, according to Officer Robert Heims. She crossed the intersection against a red light and stepped directly in front of the approaching van.

The 2016 Chrysler Pacifica van, driven by a 40-year-old man, couldn’t stop in time and struck the woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say that drugs and alcohol were not a factor in this collision. The department’s Traffic Division is investigating this accident.

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 factors of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Pedestrian Accident In San Diego

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who was killed in this accident. 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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