A 14-year-old boy identified as Logan Krapf was killed after getting hit by a pickup in the San Diego Country Estates neighborhood on Tuesday night, November 24.
The deadly accident occurred at around 7:20 p.m. on Barona Mesa Road in the San Diego Country Estates neighborhood southeast of Ramona.
Two boys on skateboards and one boy riding a bicycle were reportedly traveling together eastbound on the roadway when a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup truck driving hit one of the boys.
The pickup driver was initially attempting to take a left-hand curve in the road, but the front of his pickup truck hit Logan, who was riding his skateboard in the middle of the eastbound traffic lane.
Despite the paramedics’ life-saving measures, Logan succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The pickup truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the accident.
Fatal Crash Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the case.
According to the National Safety Council, approximately 7% of all fatal accidents are caused by drivers that fail to yield traffic on the road. This type of accident is the fourth-leading cause of accident fatalities in the U.S.
When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced San Diego County wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal pedestrian accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys are capable of assisting their clients throughout the process. They will also re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
San Diego County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Crashes
It can be quite stressful and devastating to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident. Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to seek compensation for the accident’s damages through the wrongful death claim. With the wrongful death claim, the victims can seek financial compensation for damages like loss of income, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure that they are compensated fairly.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for your spouse or family member’s death, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure 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.