One unidentified person was killed after a deadly pedestrian crash in National City on early Thursday morning, August 26.
The fatal accident happened on the northbound side of Interstate 5 at State Route 15 in National City at around 4:50 a.m.
The pedestrian was reportedly struck by multiple vehicles in the fast lane for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the accident have not been established.
The unidentified pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in the accident. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Three northbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed down to give way for the investigation.
The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. It’s unclear whether other people were injured in the mishap.
Local authorities are further investigating the cause of the fatal accident. They will attempt to determine the factors and the liability in the case.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
In the United States in 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in automobile accidents. That equates to one death every 88 minutes. Furthermore, an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments in 2017 for nonfatal crash-related injuries.
According to NHTSA data, the majority of pedestrian traffic deaths in 2019 happened in metropolitan settings (82 percent), on the open road (73 percent), rather than intersections (26 percent), and under low-light circumstances (80 percent ). The vast majority of these fatalities occur in low-light situations (853).
Pedestrians in California experience some of the country’s most dangerous roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, California has a 25% higher death rate than the national average. In 2018, 893 pedestrians were murdered, and 14,000 were injured on state roadways in California alone.
Negligent driving, speeding, and failing to yield to pedestrians are the most common causes of pedestrian collisions. This type of situation necessitates the engagement of the services of an experienced attorney.
San Diego County Wrongful Death Attorney for Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
Accidents involving pedestrians frequently result in serious injuries and, in the worst-case scenario, death. The victim’s family may be overwhelmed with grief and unclear of what to do next, depending on the circumstances of the event.
Usually, speaking with an experienced pedestrian attorney is the best course of action. With the assistance of an attorney, a wrongful death claim can be brought. However, they must accomplish it as soon as possible.
Insurance adjusters are always looking for ways to avoid paying anything or to pay as little as possible in the settlement. To avoid paying you, insurance adjusters would frequently deny the driver was at fault for the collision. A lawyer will assist in conducting an investigation, interviewing witnesses, and obtaining police documents.
Arash Law’s pedestrian accident attorneys are always available to help you with your claim. Our attorneys will conduct a quick inquiry to collect evidence while it is still available. We can also handle insurance company negotiations, calculate your damages, and employ tried-and-true legal methods throughout settlement negotiations and future litigation. For a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in Arash Law, call our firm at (888) 488-1391 right away.