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Escondido Fatal DUI Pedestrian Accident on Washington Avenue; Joel Juan Arrested

Escondido Fatal DUI Pedestrian Accident on Washington Avenue; Joel Juan Arrested

Woman, 32, Hit and Killed by Car on East Washington Avenue

ESCONDIDO (June 3, 2018) – A pedestrian was fatally hit by an alleged DUI driver on East Washington Avenue early Sunday, according to San Diego Union-Tribune and CBS 8.

The accident occurred at about 12:15 a.m. in the 1000 block of East Washington Avenue, which is also known as Highway 78.

As per the reports, Escondido police said a 32-year-old woman was crossing Washington Avenue with a male companion when she was struck by a Ford Ranger.

The Ranger driven by 32-year-old Joel Francisco Juan was headed west when he veered to avoid the man but ended up hitting the woman.

Pedestrian Accident on Highway 78 in Escondido, June 3

Police affirmed that the victim was rushed to the hospital with two broken femurs, as well as multiple internal and head injuries. However, she was later pronounced dead. Her name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, Juan was believed to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. He was arrested and taken to Vista Detention Center on suspicion of felony drunken driving and gross vehicular manslaughter.


We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased woman during such a difficult time.


San Diego County Wrongful Death Lawyer

It is evident that Mr. Joel Juan will be held fully responsible for causing the incident that led to the death of the pedestrian involved. The motorist is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol when the collision occurred. DUI is considered a serious crime throughout the state, especially if the incident tragically killed another individual.

In such cases where negligence and wrongdoing are clearly factors, the surviving family members of the woman will then have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect.

The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.

If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident caused by the negligence and wrongdoing of another person, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with one of our experienced San Diego County wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.

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