El Cajon, CA (August 7, 2020) – One man lost his life after he was struck by a car on Jamancha Road in El Cajon.
The wreck happened shortly after 11:35 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, when an unidentified pedestrian was attempting to cross the intersection of Jamacha Road and East Main Street. The man was fatally struck by a passing vehicle. The driver of that vehicle has not been identified at the present time.
The man was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. He was in his 80s.
It is unclear whether charges will be filed against the driver who struck the man at the intersection.
An investigation by local law enforcement officials is currently underway.
The intersection was closed while police conducted a preliminary investigation into the circumstances of the collision, but has since been reopened to travelers.
No other information is available at this time.
California Pedestrian Crashes
California pedestrian accidents are unfortunately not an uncommon occurrence. Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable travelers on the road at any given time. California, with its year-round warm weather and high population, has the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the nation. On average, the Golden State sees approximately 800 fatal pedestrian crashes per year.
Regrettably, a large percentage of these collisions are caused by intoxication, and about 60% of these accidents occur after sunset. The most common reason for pedestrian collisions to occur in California is speeding, followed by intoxication and improper turning. These are all forms of driver negligence, which is the nation’s leading cause for motor vehicle collisions.
Oftentimes, injured traffic accident victims are faced with debilitating pain that has a lasting, negative impact on their emotional and physical well-being. This pain can be exacerbated when they are under the impression that their injuries were caused by another person’s negligence. Depending on the severity of the collision, an injured accident victim and their family could be faced with towering medical bills and various damages and losses.
In the event that an injured accident victim loses their life, family members should consider contacting a wrongful death attorney in California in order to collect compensation for funeral costs and other costs associated with the untimely death of their loved one.
Our experienced legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm has been providing injured accident victims and their family members with just compensation for their injuries and losses for the past four decades. We work diligently and compassionately in order to ensure that you and your loved ones are justly compensated for the losses you may have had to endure. We are acutely aware that nothing could ever take away the pain of losing someone you love, but monetary compensation may be able to help relieve some of the financial burdens you may be facing during this trying time. Contact our personal injury law firm today by calling (702)-444-4444 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your case.
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