Chula Vista, CA – 70-Year-Old Woman Struck & Killed on Anita StSan Diego Legal News
Chula Vista, CA (March 2, 2020) – A plumbing van fatally struck an elderly homeless woman on Saturday, March 1st, in Chula Vista, California. The 70-year-old woman was reportedly struck while crossing Anita Street near Broadway at around 6:30 p.m. The woman was dragged by the van for a short amount of time.
The driver of the van claimed he did not see the woman in time to avoid the accident. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, where she later died. Her identity hasn’t been released at this time.
Local officials are conducting an investigation into the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly California Pedestrian Accidents
The pedestrian fatality rate is 30 percent higher than the national average. Pedestrians often go unnoticed by other drivers, especially during the evening hours. In the event of a crash, pedestrians are almost guaranteed to suffer more severe injuries.
In 2018, 689 pedestrians were killed in California. The aftermath of a deadly crash often falls upon surviving family members. In some cases, a qualified California wrongful death lawyer can help the family recover lost compensation.
Notes: Outside news sources were used to create this post. Subsequently, the details of the accident have not been independently verified by our own staff. If you find any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us and we will correct the information or remove the post.
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.