1 Dead in Lakeside Pedestrian Accident on Mapleview Street
LAKESIDE, CA (July 5, 2020) – Friday night, a 50-year-old man crossing a road died in a pedestrian crash on Mapleview Street in Lakeside.
The incident occurred about 9:35 p.m. on Mapleview Street near Ashwood Street. California Highway Patrol Officer Jeff Christy clarified that the pedestrian crash did not occur in the intersection.
Moreover, reports revealed that the Lakeside man crossed Mapleview Street outside a crosswalk. Unfortunately, a 71-year-old man driving an eastbound Hyundai SUV approached.
Then, the pedestrian walked in front of the approaching car. As a result, the vehicle struck the 50-year-old man.
Afterward, the driver from San Diego pulled over, remained at the scene and has been cooperative with the police.
Further Details for the Lakeside Crash
Medical responders tried to resuscitate the pedestrian. However, the man succumbed to injuries at the scene.
According to investigators, the driver did not travel under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, they believe that the pedestrian used alcohol or drugs.
Furthermore, the SUV driver and his passengers were uninjured.
Meanwhile, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office withholds the identity of the pedestrian due to pending family notification.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the loved ones of the victim.
According to NHTSA reports, the average age of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes was 47.
Pedestrian accidents are incidents in which someone walking or crossing a road is injured by a vehicle striking them.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents, but pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” reminds Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a similarpedestrian accident, call Sweet Lawyers. Above all, we believe that no bereaved family should have to carry this burden alone. We are here to help you maximize your recovery while we exhaust every avenue for you to receive the restitution you deserve. Our firm will commit our resources and years of experience to bring justice for your loss. Thus, let us handle your case, and we will take care of all the nitty-gritty details. Give us a call at (800) 674 7852. Additionally, our office can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.