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Hit-and-Run Car Accident in San Diego Kills Pedestrian


Leonard Alexander Cunningham, 33, was killed in a San Diego car accident, which police report, involved a hit-and-run driver the evening of January 15, 2011. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Balboa Avenue near Mount Alifan Drive in Clairemont. Cunningham was struck by a hit-and-run motorist and was then run over by a second motorist. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. An investigation is ongoing.

My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Leonard Alexander Cunningham. My thoughts and prayers are with them following this horrific hit-and-run car accident.

San Diego Pedestrian Accidents

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 23 people were killed and 533 were injured in San Diego pedestrian accidents. During that same year, 63 fatalities and 998 injuries occurred due to San Diego County pedestrian accidents.

Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident

Under California law, it is a felony to leave the scene of a car accident when someone has been injured or killed. California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a) states: “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 this case, the driver not only struck and injured Cunningham, but also fled as the victim was hit by another vehicle. Appalling! This individual did not even have the common human decency to stop and attempt to help the man he had just hit and seriously injured. I sincerely hope this hit-and-run driver is quickly apprehended and brought to justice. If you have any information about this accident, please visit our web site, Our site allows witnesses to provide an anonymous tip and become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.

Liability Issues

Families of hit-and-run car accident victims would be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and make sure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A skilled car accident attorney should also advise victims about how their car insurance policy applies to a hit-and-run car accident where the driver is never identified or in a case where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.

Lost a family member in a San Diego County hit-and-run car accident? Want to know your rights? Want to know what your case is worth? Want compensation? Want justice? Want to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen to another family?

Call your best friends in the legal industry after a fatal Clairemont pedestrian accident. Call 800-259-6373. The call is free. The advice may be priceless.

Call a Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys San Diego wrongful death lawyer for a free professional evaluation of your rights by attorneys who have been representing families of deceased accident victims since 1978. You will experience award winning representation and outstanding personal service by a compassionate and understanding law firm in a comfortable environment.

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One response to “Hit-and-Run Car Accident in San Diego Kills Pedestrian”

  1. wendy says:

    this was my friend…and im glad that the guy that did this to him is now in jail. he was a great and caring guy…he didnt deserve this and will be missed alot…

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