A 42-year-old man was killed in a San Diego truck accident when a dump truck trailer struck him as he crossed the street. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred in East Village at the intersection of 15th and Imperial Avenues the morning of October 28, 2010. The man was pushing a shopping cart south on 15th Avenue when the truck hit him. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the man who was tragically killed in this pedestrian accident. My thoughts and prayers are with this grieving family.
San Diego Pedestrian Accident Statistics
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, there were 63 fatalities and 998 injuries reported as a result of San Diego County pedestrian accidents.
What Caused this terrible Pedestrian Accident?
Based on the news account, we do not know yet if the driver of the dump truck was driving impaired, distracted or at an unsafe speed. California law requires drivers to yield to pedestrians crossing the road at crosswalks and intersections. California Vehicle Code Section 21950 states: “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.” The same section also states that the driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk “shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of a vehicle or take any other action relating to the operating of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.”
In such cases, the family of a deceased pedestrian accident victim would be well-advised to contact an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held responsible. In this case, if the truck driver is determined to have been at fault, both, the driver and his or her employer could be held liable. Where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, the family of a deceased accident victim can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost future income, loss of love and companionship, and other related damages.
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