San Diego, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Hit-&-Run at B St & 8th AveSan Diego Legal News
San Diego, CA (April 29, 2020) – On Tuesday morning, April 28th, the driver of a truck failed to stop after hitting a pedestrian in downtown San Diego. The accident took place at the intersection of B Street and 8th Avenue at around 4:35 a.m. Witnesses from the scene contacted authorities and reported that a black Ford F-150 pickup truck hit a pedestrian and then sped down B Street.
The victim was rushed to the hospital after emergency responders performed life-saving measures at the scene. The pickup reportedly dragged the pedestrian around a parking lot and then fled the scene. The injured pedestrian, believed to be a man in his 30s, was later pronounced dead.
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 Pedestrian Accidents in California
California has a serious issue with pedestrian accidents. The state’s pedestrian fatality rate is 25% higher than the national average. In 2018, 689 pedestrians were killed in California car accidents.
The pain, grief, and emotional trauma associated with the death of a family member can be overwhelming. In some cases, families involved in wrongful death cases suffer great financial losses, both immediately and in the future. Some of these losses include the deceased’s medical care, burial costs, and lost future earnings.
An experienced California wrongful death attorney can explain your rights and help you through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit. The Coastal Legal Center is here to make sure you get justice for your lost loved one. If you’ve lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, contact us today at (619) 231- 0724.
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.