An unidentified man was fatally struck and killed by a hit and run driver on October 19‚ 2010‚ around 2:50 a.m. on State Route 56 (SR-56) on the Black Mountain Road in the Rancho Penasquitos area of San Diego. According to the California Highway Patrol officers‚ a pedestrian was struck by a car on the roadway and after hitting the victim the car driver fled away from the accident scene. The pedestrian was walking along the onramp to the freeway. It is unknown why he came to walk in the lanes of traffic when he was hit.
Authorities investigating this San Diego auto accident located a red Nissan Sentra a short distance from the traffic accident scene which is believed to be the vehicle that hit the victim. One lane from Rancho Penasquitos to SR-56 was shut down for several hours by the California Highway Patrol officers after the collision.
The police are on the lookout for the hit-and-run driver. Having found the suspect vehicle‚ it will most likely not be long before they locate the driver. There are few actions worse than leaving the scene of an accident‚ which is treated as a serious crime in California. According to California Vehicle Code 20001 (a): “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person‚ other than himself or herself‚ or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident.” In addition to having to pay damages for causing this wrongful death fatal accident‚ the driver may be subject to criminal prosecution and incarceration in jail.
The victim’s family would be advised to consult an experienced San Diego auto accident lawyer who will keep abreast of the investigation and ensure that the driver is held responsible for the victim’s wrongful death. The family of the deceased pedestrian may be able to receive compensation to cover funeral and burial costs‚ loss of anticipated earnings‚ and loss of love and companionship.
We offer our sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved the victim. There is nothing worse than losing a loved one‚ particularly due to the despicable behavior of a driver who does not bother to stop after causing an accident.
Ross Jurewitz is a San Diego hit-and-run auto accident lawyer and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California pedestrian accident law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured in car accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a traffic accident in San Diego‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. 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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