A pedestrian was hit and killed by a dark colored mini-van type of vehicle on August 26 around 1:45 a.m. in the 3200 block of Mission Avenue. According to Oceanside police, the pedestrian was struck by a minivan believed to be in the early 2000s or late 1990s model near Airport Road.
The motorist fled from the accident scene after hitting the pedestrian, who was pronounced dead by the responding paramedics at the scene. Our law office would like to offer our sincere condolences to the victim’s family members and close friends for such a tragic loss.
At this point, one can assume from the available information that the minivan driver was negligent behind the wheel. This fatal pedestrian accident could have been prevented if the motorist would have exercised reasonable care while driving and rendered help to the injured victim after the crash.
According to the National government statistics, more than 11% of car accidents are hit-and-run crashes. In California alone, more than 15,000 hit-and-run crashes occur each year and this contributes to approximately 200 deaths.
It is really appalling how the motorist left the pedestrian on the road, exposing him to further charges. We hope that the driver involved in this crash is soon found and apprehended. Had the driver stopped at the scene, he may not have faced any criminal charges. Now, in this case, the motorist will be held liable for a hit-and-run felony.
If you have any information about this accident, please call Oceanside police Sgt. Ken Gow at (760) 435- 4819.
In the event that you or someone close to you has been a victim of a hit-and-run, please contact our skilled Oceanside car accident lawyers at (888) 233-5020 for a quick consultation and assessment!
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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