San Diego, CA – 1 Dead After Hit-&-Run at Otay Mesa & Cactus RdSan Diego Legal News
San Diego, CA (March 5, 2020) – Early Thursday morning, March 5th, a pedestrian was killed in the Otay Mesa area of San Diego. The collision took place at the corner of Otay Mesa and Cactus Roads near the time of 9:15 a.m., south of Brown Field Municipal Airport. Officials from the San Diego Police Department responded to the scene.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by responding officials. The driver of the vehicle did not remain at the scene. The circumstances of the crash aren’t known at this time.
The identity of the deceased victim hasn’t been disclosed. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Accidents in San Diego
Nationwide in 2016, there were 2,049 recorded hit-and-run fatalities, with 337 happening in California. This is a 60 percent increase in the state since 2009 and the highest figure ever recorded. Hit-and-runs are incredibly devastating and can potentially deprive victims of much needed medical attention.
These accidents are completely preventable. All drivers are required to remain at the scene of a crash and render aid, and failure to do so is a crime. In some cases, surviving family members can contact a qualified California wrongful death attorney to discuss options for compensation.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to a reckless driver, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim. The Coastal Legal Center is here to help you through every step of the process. Give us a call at (619) 231- 0724 to see what we can do for you.
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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.