Three-year-old Arthur Roan was struck by a pickup truck on August 2 around 7:25 p.m. on a Point Loma-area street. According to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, the young boy wandered away from his family’s hotel room and was struck by a Toyota Tacoma driven by a 54-year-old man near Rosecrans Street.
One eyewitness said the boy was seriously bleeding and the injured child was immediately transported to UC San Diego Medical Center where he underwent surgery to control the bleeding. Later on, the injured child was transferred to Rady Children’s Hospital where he died of his injuries. We offer our deepest condolences to the Roan family for such a tragic loss.
Lt. Andrea Brown from the SDPD public affairs stated that there were no suggestions that put blame on the truck driver. Of course, investigating officers will need to examine all the evidence to determine if there was any degree of negligence involved in the Point Loma fatal auto accident.
According to California Highway Patrol, there were 18 pedestrians were killed and 494 injured in San Diego pedestrian accidents in 2009.
Based upon a reading of Section 21950, because the pedestrian may not be 100% at fault and the driver 100% fault-free under their responsibilities set forth by California law, the family of the pedestrian may still be able to recover damages for the loss of their loved one from the accident.
The victim’s family members would be advised to consult with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney who would carefully analyze all the facts pertaining to this tragic pedestrian accident and assure that the family rights of the victim’s are protected.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed due to a pedestrian accident, talk to the experienced San Diego County pedestrian accident attorneys to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Call the Jurewitz Law Group for a free assessment of your case at (888) 233-5020.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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