Oceanside, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Crash at N Coast Hwy & Sportfisher DrSan Diego Legal News
Oceanside, CA (January 26, 2020) – A 22-year-old man was killed following a deadly pedestrian accident in Oceanside, California early Sunday morning, January 26th. Authorities reported that the collision took place near the intersection of North Coast Highway and Sportfisher Drive at around 1 a.m. The deceased pedestrian was reportedly attempting to cross the road when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle traveling on North Coast Highway.
The injured man was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver remained at the scene and waited for authorities to arrive. Following the crash, the driver, identified as William Vaden, 31, was taken into custody for driving under the influence.
An investigation into the crash is currently being managed by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in San Diego
Sadly, fatal pedestrian crashes are not uncommon occurrences. Pedestrians often suffer severe and life-threatening injuries after being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. California has a particularly severe pedestrian fatality issue compared to other states.
The pedestrian fatality rate in California is nearly 30 percent higher than the national average. From 2006 to 2016, nearly 8,000 pedestrians lost their lives in the state. These deadly crashes often place the financial burden on surviving family members.
An accomplished California wrongful death lawyer can help family members recover after the loss of a loved one. The Coastal Legal Center is here to make sure you and your family are secured. Contact our law offices at (619) 231- 0724 to see what we can do for your case.
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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.