A male pedestrian was struck and killed in Ramona on State Route 78 by a woman–possibly drunk–driving a Toyota Camry.
RAMONA, CA (December 8, 2022) – A 56-year-old Ramona man died after being struck by a possibly intoxicated driver, the California Highway Patrol reported today.
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Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, a 50-year-old woman, also from Ramona, driving a 2019 Toyota Camry eastbound on State Route 78 struck the victim when he tried to run northbound across the eastbound lanes of State Route 78 directly in front of the approaching vehicle, according to the CHP.
The victim was rendered unconscious and transported to Palomar Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries, according to authorities.
An investigation was ongoing, but the preliminary investigation revealed alcohol was a factor in the crash, according to the CHP.
Liability In Ramona DUI Car Accidents
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:
- Delayed reaction times
- Loss of muscle control
- Impaired judgment
- Lowered alertness
The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or 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 unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating the Pedestrian Killed in Ramona on SR-78
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian man who was killed in this collision. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
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