[10-31-2021] San Diego County, CA – Pedestrian Killed By a Drag Racer in Otay Mesa

An unidentified person was killed after a deadly pedestrian crash in Otay Mesa on Sunday morning, October 31st.

[10-31-2021] San Diego County, CA - Pedestrian Killed By a Drag Racer in Otay MesaThe fatal accident happened at approximately 6:00 a.m. in the 8800 block of Kerns Street in Otay Mesa.

Two drivers were reportedly drag racing when one of the drivers lost control of their vehicle and went up the sidewalk. One of the vehicles then crashed into a bystander who was watching the race.

The bystander was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been disclosed.

Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the crash. No arrests have been made at the moment.

Local authorities are further investigating the crash. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Nearby destinations are often reached by walking down a road. Pedestrian traffic accidents are unfortunately becoming more frequent all over the United States. The number of traffic fatalities involving pedestrians has increased threefold in the last three decades. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian deaths in the United States increased by 27% between 2007 and 2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14%.

According to a recent report, San Diego had 44 pedestrian, motorcycle, vehicle, and bicycle fatalities in 2019. As San Diego approaches the halfway point of its ten-year plan to eliminate traffic fatalities, the Zero Traffic Fatalities initiative faces a mountain of work. In 2019, pedestrian accidents accounted for half of the fatalities, totaling 22 pedestrian deaths. This is a decrease from the 34 pedestrian deaths reported in 2018, but it is still higher than the 17 pedestrian deaths in 2017.

Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims in San Diego County

Pedestrian accidents frequently result in severe injuries and, in the worst case, death. Depending on the circumstances of the incident, the victim’s family may be distraught and unsure of what to do next. The best course of action is usually to speak with an experienced pedestrian lawyer. A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed with the help of an attorney. They must, however, complete it as quickly as possible.

As long as there are ways to avoid or pay as little as possible in the settlement, insurance adjusters will keep looking for them. Insurance adjusters frequently claimed the other driver was at fault for the collision to avoid paying you. A lawyer can assist with gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and securing police records.

The San Diego wrongful death lawyers at Arash Law are here for you whenever you need assistance with your claim. To gather evidence while it is still available, our attorneys will launch a quick investigation. Additionally, we can deal with insurance company negotiations, figure out your losses, and use tried and accurate litigation methods throughout the settlement process. Dial (888) 488-1391 to speak with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys for free.

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