Stella Yeh, 19, Hit and Killed by Cars on 805 Freeway
CLAIREMONT, San Diego County (May 14, 2018) – 19-year-old Stella Yeh was killed after being struck by vehicles on the Interstate 805 Freeway early Saturday, according to NBC News.
Preliminary investigation revealed Yeh was walking southbound on the interstate, just south of Highway 52, when she was hit by an oncoming vehicle at about 1:30 a.m.
The woman was unable to recover following the impact and was struck by another vehicle. Officials said Yeh suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.
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Authorities mentioned Yeh was a a second-year student at the University of San Diego majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience with the College of Arts and Sciences. A memorial service was reportedly held today, Monday, at USD’s Founders Chapel.
Meanwhile, primary reports indicated both driver involved remained at the scene after the incident. Further investigation on the deadly collision is ongoing.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Ms. Stella Yeh as they search for peace and comfort.
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A forensic examination of the vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not any of the drivers involved 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.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members of Ms. Stella Yeh may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. The surviving family members of victims in fatal traffic incidents are entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, lost future income, 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 County lawyers who specialize in pedestrian accidents. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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