El Cajon Man Eak Po Taing Killed After Being Struck in Pedestrian Accident on Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA (August 12, 2020) – On Wednesday, 82-year-old Eak Po Taing died in a pedestrian accident on Jamacha Road.
The tragic accident happened around 11:35 p.m. on August 5.
Police Lt. Jeremiah Larson said the victim was crossing the west side of Jamacha Road near the intersection of East Main Street when a white pickup truck heading north hit him.
Police Sgt. Steve Paz said the victim was not in a crosswalk and was wearing dark clothes when the accident happened.
The man sustained major injuries in his head and legs as a result of the accident. Rescuers rushed him to Sharp Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Moreover, the driver of the Ford F-150 which was involved in the accident remained at the scene and was cooperative with the authorities. Police said drugs or alcohol were not factors in the crash.
Meanwhile, police ask anyone with details about the incident to call (619) 579-3311.
We at Sweet Lawyers express our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Eak Po Taing. Our thoughts are with you this time of grief.
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