FALLBROOK, California (May 15, 2019) – A 71-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Fallbrook on Wednesday morning, May 15th.
The accident occurred at about 5 a.m. near East Mission Road and North Vine Street. The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was believed to be trying to cross East Mission Road at Iowa Street when he was hit by a vehicle, which fled the area.
Police are actively pursuing the hit-and-run driver and investigation the facts that led up to the pedestrian accident.
Pedestrian Crash Investigation
In most instances, pedestrians possess the right-of-way when crossing an intersection or a street regardless if they are in a marked crosswalk. It is always a driver’s duty to yield to any pedestrian or bicyclist, however, pedestrians must take extra caution and never assume that a motorist will stop. Authorities will continue to look further into this incident as it is likely that at least some liability will be assigned to the driver.
Considering that liability seems to have already been determined, the family of the victim may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
Fallbrook Wrongful Death Attorneys
Following a hit-and-run, it is important that the victims’ family contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Bond Sanchez-Gordon are available to provide guidance and legal counseling, and can be reached at 800-471-0314.