Man Struck by Two Vehicles on Ronald Packard Parkway
VISTA (April 30th, 2019)
A man was struck by two vehicles and later died on Tuesday night after trying to cross state Route 78 in Vista.
The crash took place at approximately 8:20 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Route 78 between Emerald and South Melrose drives. T
he victim was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up and a Mazda3 hatchback minutes before police arrived at the scene.
The man, believed to be in his 30s, suffered severe injuries and later died at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido.
Deadly Pedestrian Accident 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 if they wish to file a lawsuit. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
San Diego Wrongful Death Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an auto accident caused by another motorist and are looking for guidance, contact Bond & Taylor Law Firm for legal help today at 833-266-3534.