Teen Girl Hit and Killed by Vehicle on 5 Freeway
OCEANSIDE (August 9, 2018) – A fatal pedestrian accident occurred on the Interstate 5 Freeway Thursday morning, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
At about 9:45 a.m., a teenager girl was spotted on the right shoulder of the freeway. Then, investigators said, the girl put her hand up for people to see her then started crossing westbound on the freeway.
Primary reports indicated the girl made it across several lanes but was struck by a vehicle when she got to the second lane from the left.
Deadly Pedestrian Accident Thursday in Oceanside
Responding paramedics transported the victim by helicopter to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. On the same day, the girl was sadly pronounced deceased at the hospital. At this time, the name of the fatality remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, authorities mentioned the 21-year-old San Diego driver who struck the girl tried to stop his 2008 Chevrolet, but traveling at about 30 mph, he was apparently unable to avoid the pedestrian.
Investigators handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the deadly accident.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
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A forensic examination of the vehicle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine exactly what happened here and why. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle 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.
Pending results of the investigation, the family of the deceased may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Surviving family members of victims killed in similar accidents are potentially entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in a pedestrian accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced San Diego Count wrongful death lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.