A woman was fatally struck by an SUV on April 8, 2012, around 8 p.m. in Pacific Beach. According to San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, the woman was struck by a Nissan Armada while running southbound across the 2800 block of Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach.
The pedestrian suffered a broken pelvis and major head trauma in this tragic car crash and was immediately transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead around 11:20 p.m.
The 35-year-old SUV driver stopped and waited for authorities to arrive. Based upon a reading of Section 21950, it is quite possible that both the driver and pedestrian may be responsible for this deadly San Diego County pedestrian accident. Also, 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 collision. Of course, any recovery would be diminished by the pedestrian’s own carelessness and fault for causing the accident.
At this time, the victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Diego County pedestrian accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights.
The victim’s family members may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault motorist to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs and other related damages.
Our law office sends sincere condolences to the victim’s family members.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in San Diego County pedestrian accidents 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 car accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a car accident in the Pacific Beach area due to a negligent driver, please order your free copy of the The Ultimate 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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