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Pedestrian Killed By a Passing Pickup Truck Near Mission Hills

By Ross Jurewitz on July 23, 2012

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a pickup truck on July 17 around 12:15 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Washington Street in the Mission Hills area. According to the police, the pedestrian stepped into the path of the Ford pickup and was struck.

We offer our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends for such a tragic loss.

Based on this news report, the exact cause of this fatal pedestrian accident remains unclear. Investigating officers need to figure out whether the motorist was speeding or distracted or if the pedestrian was in the crosswalk.

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 18 people have been killed and 494 were injured in pedestrian accidents in San Diego.

If it is determined that the truck driver was speeding or negligent, then he may be held liable for this fatal pedestrian accident. In the case that the driver is at fault, the deceased pedestrian’s family members can file a wrongful death claim against the pickup driver to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of anticipated earnings, loss of love and companionship, and other related damages.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed due to a negligent or speeding driver, talk to the experienced San Diego County pedestrian accident attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group to ensure that your legal rights are protected. For a free assessment of your case, call our San Diego legal team at (888) 233-5020.

Ross Jurewitz

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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