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Pedestrian Killed in San Diego Hit-and-Run Accident By Suspected Drunk Driver

An unidentified 71-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in a fatal car accident that occurred on May 24‚ 2011‚ around 2:45 a.m. in San Diego. According to San Diego Police Officer Dino Delimitros‚ the pedestrian’s body was found in the 7800 block of Claremont Mesa Boulevard. After a short time‚ officer noticed Toyota Scion XB with severe front-end damage parked outside a store near the accident scene.

Later‚ officers arrested 28-year-old Sean Alvarez‚ for fatally hitting the pedestrian and leaving the victim after the accident. The initial investigation found Alvarez driving under the influence of alcohol after failing a sobriety test. From the available information‚ it is evident that the double felony of driving and drinking and then leaving the scene of accident took an elderly pedestrian’s life.

Alvarez will most likely be found guilty for violating California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) which states that “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug‚ or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug‚ to drive a vehicle.”  Also‚ leaving the scene of an accident is another serious violation under California law.

Alvarez’s family should immediately seek counsel from pedestrian accident lawyer serving in San Diegoto obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs‚ loss of love and companionship‚ loss of anticipated income and other accident related expenses. A qualified and experienced pedestrian accident attorney would assure that Alvarez is brought to justice.

Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved the pedestrian for such a tragic loss.

Ross Jurewitz represents pedestrians killed in DUI car accidents in San Diego County 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 auto accidents.  Initial consultations are always free at our office.  In addition‚ the Jurewitz Law Group offers a “No Fee Guarantee” which means that potential clients not only receive a free consultation but also will not be charged any attorneys’ fees unless our law office recovers money for the victim. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a car accident in San Diego‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s 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.

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