Alpine, CA – Man Struck & Killed on I-8 Shoulder near Willows RdSan Diego Legal News
Alpine, CA (February 14, 2020) – A man was fatally struck while working on his truck in Alpine, California on Friday afternoon, February 14th. The accident took place on the right shoulder of I-8 WB near the exit for Willows Road at around 1:30 p.m.
A 70-year-old man from Lemon Grove struck the 24-year-old man as he stood next to his pickup.
The Lemon Grove man’s Lincoln MKZ was traveling in the right lane of I-8 WB when his vehicle veered onto the shoulder, striking the victim and his truck. The victim was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
The identity of the deceased is currently pending family notification. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in California
The shoulder of the highway can be a dangerous place. 12 percent of interstate fatalities involve pedestrians on the side of the road. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to suffering severe injuries or death when struck by a car traveling at highway speeds.
From 2006 to 2016, 8,000 people in California were killed in auto-pedestrian accidents. The state’s pedestrian fatality rate is 30 percent higher compared to the national average. In some cases, surviving family members can recover lost compensation.
A California wrongful death attorney can help protect your right to compensation after the loss of a loved one. The Coastal Legal Center wants to make sure you and your family are secure. Contact us today at (619) 231- 0724 to see how we can help.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, Coastal Legal Center strives to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in San Diego. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.