Pedestrian struck and killed on I-5 in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 22, 2022) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car in San Diego today on Interstate 5 near Middletown.
The California Highway Patrol reported that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the right lane of Interstate 5 around 6 a.m. The accident caused a backup in traffic and resulted in another two vehicle accident, according to CHP records.
At 7:52 a.m., the CHP reported the incident as a fatality.
Traffic was impacted on the freeway for about an hour.
We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.
[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 San Diego Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian tragically killed in this collision. 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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