50yo man struck and killed by vehicle in Ridgeview/Webster pedestrian accident in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA (October 3, 2022) – A 50-year-old man was killed by a vehicle today in a Ridgeview/Webster pedestrian accident as he walked across a street in San Diego, police said.
At 6:17 a.m. Sunday, the pedestrian was crossing the street at 1600 Euclid Avenue from the west side of the street to the east side, according to Officer Lawanda Fisher of the San Diego Police Department.
He was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Euclid Avenue near the bike lane, the officer said. The pedestrian was taken to a hospital, where he died.
The driver was not injured and alcohol was not a factor in the collision, Fisher said.
Traffic Division officers responded to the scene and were investigating the Ridgeview/Webster pedestrian accident.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
[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 Ridgeview/Webster Pedestrian accident in San Diego
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of man 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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