[01-07-2021] San Diego County, CA – One Person Killed in a Deadly San Marcos Pedestrian Accident

An unidentified 22-year-old man from Vista was killed after getting hit by a passing vehicle in San Marcos on Thursday morning, January 7.

[01-07-2021] San Diego County CA - One Person Killed in a Deadly San Marcos Pedestrian AccidentThe accident happened at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Highway 78 near Palomar College in San Marcos.

The unidentified Vista man was initially involved in a solo car crash. He was driving a 2007 Ford Focus eastbound when he suddenly struck a metal guardrail and veered off the roadway before plunging down an embankment.

The Vista man then left his vehicle and climbed back up the slope, possibly to get help. He walked onto the freeway where an eastbound 2017 Toyota Camry, unfortunately, struck him. The Vista man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Details regarding the crash are limited at the moment. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to contact the CHP’s Oceanside office at (760) 643-3400.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway

Local authorities are currently investigating the case. They will attempt to determine the cause and the liability in the accident.

Pedestrians are more vulnerable to the dangers on the road in comparison to passengers in a private vehicle. They currently make up a large percentage of traffic fatalities in the U.S. these past 33 years.

Pedestrian accidents in California are becoming a growing concern. In 2018, approximately 6,227 pedestrians were killed in the U.S., according to the Governors Highway Safety Administration. This type of accident is commonly caused by distracted driving, negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.

It is vital to seek the help of an experienced San Diego County wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal pedestrian accidents when facing cases like this. Attorneys have the resources to conduct an independent investigation that can help the victims with their cases.


San Diego County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

It can be quite devastating and stressful for the family to lose a loved one from a fatal pedestrian accident suddenly. It can leave them vulnerable to manipulation and poor decisions. During this challenging moment, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance.

Although their loved ones won’t be brought back to life anymore, they can give their loved one’s justice through the wrongful death claim. Through the wrongful death claim, the liable party will be required by law to provide financial compensation for the victim’s medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering of the decedent, and loss of companionship.

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If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for your spouse or family member’s death or injury, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.

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