San Diego, CA – Deadly Hit & Run Accident on Market StSan Diego Legal News
San Diego, CA (January 26, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident on Sunday, January 19th, in San Diego, California. The deceased victim, Jason Gordon, 41, was hit at the 1800 block of Market Street at around 2 a.m. Christopher Nunez, 28, has been accused of striking and killing Gordon that fateful morning.
Officials claim that Nunez struck Gordon with a 2008 GMC Envoy while the victim was attempting to cross the roadway, dragging him 100 feet. Witnesses reportedly saw Nunez at a local taco shop close to the scene of the crash inspecting his vehicle, presumably for any damage caused by the accident. Nunez was later taken into custody by the San Diego Police Department on Friday, January 24th.
Nunez is currently being charged with a felony count of hit-and-run causing death. The investigation into the crash is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jason Gordon at this time.
Hit-&-Run Crashes in San Diego
Car crashes are often traumatic events. When the driver flees the scene without providing aid, it can be even more devastating for injured victims. When injured parties don’t receive necessary medical help, their injuries could worsen and become fatal.
Fatal hit-and-run crashes have reached record highs in recent years. There were 682,000 reported hit-and-runs in 2016 alone. 65 percent of fatal hit-and-run accidents involve pedestrians or cyclists.
Surviving family members may be eligible to recover lost compensation after the loss of a loved one. The Coastal Legal Center is here to help protect your legal rights. Discuss your case with a qualified California wrongful death lawyer by giving us a call at (619) 231- 0724.
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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.