Pedestrian Killed in San Diego Accident at Geneva and Winston
SAN DIEGO (September 17, 2018) – Edward Byron Dutton, 73, of Imperial County, has been identified as the surveyor who was killed after a traffic accident at Geneva Avenue and Winston Drive, according to San Diego Union-Tribune and NBC San Diego.
The collision took place on Monday, Sept. 17th at 7:30 a.m. in the community of Emerald Hills.
San Diego police officers stated that the surveyor was crossing Geneva Avenue at Winston Drive when he was struck by an oncoming motorist. The victim was a private contractor surveying a property in the zone.
The 25-year-old male driver was going eastbound when he hit the surveyor at the intersection. There is no stop sign on Geneva, but Winston Drive does have a stop sign. The motorist swerved to the right and crashed into two parked vehicles.
The man driving the car reportedly stopped and cooperated with the police investigation.
San Diego Wrongful Death Investigation
It’s unknown who police will determine is at fault for this collision. The surveyor was doing his job and was working in the roadway. All motorists are required to yield to pedestrians. It’s unknown at this time if speed was a factor.
The family of the man who died may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. They may recoup compensation for their medical expenses and hospital bills, lost future income due to work absence, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a traffic accident, contact our experienced San Diego injury lawyers as we are here to help you and your family through this difficult time. Please call us at 855-703-4186.
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