68-year-old Imelda Limon was struck and killed in a serious car accident that occurred on October 27‚ 2011,around 5:30 a.m. at the 1300 block of North Melrose Drive in Vista. According to Medical Examiner’s Office‚ Limon was walking across the street when a 64-year-old motorist driving a Saturn Ion hit her.
Limon was pronounced dead at the scene. According to sheriff’s traffic Deputy Ron Halstead‚ Limon was clearly not in a marked crosswalk and was about 150 feet north of the nearest intersection when she was hit by the car.
Based upon a reading of Section 21950‚ it is quite possible that both the driver and pedestrian may be responsible for this deadly pedestrian accident. 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 in this accident. Of course‚ any recovery would be diminished by the pedestrian’s own carelessness and fault for not following traffic regulations.
At this time‚ the deceased’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Diego County car accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights and options and would assure that the at-fault motorist is brought to justice.
The pedestrian’s family members can also file a wrongful death claim against the Ion driver to obtain timely compensation to cover funeral and burial costs‚ loss of anticipated earnings‚ loss of love‚ care and companionship‚ and other accident-related damages.
Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved the victim for such a heart rendering loss.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in San Diego County pedestrian crashes and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in pedestrian accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in an auto accident in Vista‚ please order your free copy of the California car accident book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
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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