Homeless Man, 52, Hit and Killed by Car on Mission Boulevard
PACIFIC BEACH (July 14, 2017) – A man was struck and killed by a car backing out of a parking lot on Mission Boulevard Friday, according to NBC San Diego.
The accident took place around 11:30 a.m. in front of the CVS drug store at the 4000 block of Mission Boulevard, near Hornblend Street.
As per the article, police said a 70-year-old woman was attempting to pull out of the parking space when she accidentally put her white sedan in drive and she stepped on the gas.
The car continued forward, jumped the curb and ran over the 52-year-old man who then became trapped underneath the vehicle. The victim, who was believed to be homeless, was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name has not been yet released. Police are yet to determine whether the pedestrian was sitting or standing on the sidewalk when he was hit.
Police told NBC San Diego that alcohol did not play a role in the incident. The investigation is ongoing.
Pacific Beach is one of the neighborhoods in San Diego which have intersections considered most dangerous for pedestrians. According to a report by San Diego Union-Tribune, Pacific Beach and other 14 areas (Fatal Fifteen) are accounted for the most pedestrian injuries and deaths, a total of 207, in a 15-year span. Given that, it is necessary that certain precautionary measures shall be put into action by the motorists, taking into consideration the pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists who are also in the roadway. JAG Founder James Johnson has handled numerous wrongful death cases which involved pedestrians as victims and understand the impact of the loss of a loved one in the family.
If you believe that a party has disregarded the safety of your loved and has led to the death of a family member, it is likely you may have the right to a wrongful death claim. Give us a call today at 800-235-6801 and speak with an experienced San Diego wrongful death lawyer.
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