Surveyor, 73, Killed in San Diego Accident at Geneva and Winston
SAN DIEGO (September 17, 2018) – A surveyor was killed after a traffic accident in the area of Geneva Avenue and Winston Drive on Monday morning, according to San Diego Union-Tribune and NBC San Diego.
The collision took place at about 7:30 a.m. in the community of Emerald Hills.
As per the reports, San Diego police said a 73-year-old man was crossing Geneva Avenue at Winston Drive when he was struck by a vehicle. The victim was a private contractor surveying a property in the zone.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in San Diego’s Emerald Hills
The 25-year-old male driver was going east when he hit the surveyor at the intersection. The motorist swerved to the right and utlimately crashed into two parked vehicles.
Police affirmed that the elderly man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the operator of the car reportedly stopped after hitting the pedestrian. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the family members and friends of the deceased man during such a difficult time.
San Diego Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the pedestrian victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the deadly accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not the driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not the motorist was distracted, operating the car recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
The surviving family of the deceased man may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit pending the result of the investigation. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced San Diego wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.
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