[10-27-2021] San Diego County, CA – One Person Killed After Exiting His Vehicle on Interstate 5

An unidentified 20-year-old man was killed after exiting his vehicle on Interstate 5 on early Wednesday morning, October 27.

[10-27-2021] San Diego County, CA - One Person Killed After Exiting His Vehicle on Interstate 5The accident happened at around 6:00 a.m. on the eastbound state Route 94 transition lanes from southbound I-5.

The unidentified man was initially riding a vehicle on Interstate 5 when he got into an argument with another person in the car. The driver then pulled over, and the man exited the car.

As the man was walking in the lanes, he was then struck by a passing vehicle. Unfortunately, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver that struck the man remained at the scene and willingly cooperated with authorities. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the accident.

No other injuries were reported. The case is currently under further investigation.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian accidents are among the most deadly types of traffic accidents. This is primarily because pedestrians are highly exposed to traffic hazards. After all, they have no protection in the event of an accident.

In the United States in 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic incidents. This translates to around one death every 88 minutes. Furthermore, an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017.

California has the most deadly pedestrian roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, California has a 25% higher death rate than the national average. In 2018, 893 pedestrians were killed, and 14,000 were injured on state roadways in California alone. According to the legal theory of comparative negligence, both a wounded pedestrian and a careless motorist or another tortfeasor can be held liable for the same pedestrian accident.

San Diego County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims

Speaking with an expert pedestrian attorney is usually the best step in your road to recovery. You can seek the assistance of an attorney to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it would help if you acted quickly.

According to state law, a lawsuit for a pedestrian accident must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. If you do not file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your injuries in a pedestrian accident, you will be precluded from doing so in the future.

Expert attorneys can give you both legal guidance and emotional support in this difficult time. You may still be overwhelmed with grief after losing a loved one, leaving you vulnerable to manipulation by insurance companies. Protect your rights by consulting with an attorney immediately.

Our San Diego pedestrian accident attorneys from Arash Law are here to assist you with your claim. We can also handle talks with the insurance company, calculate your damages, and use proven legal strategies during settlement negotiations and potential litigation. Call our hotline now at (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation.

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