Ruben Mendez Dead in San Diego Pedestrian Crash on South 45th Street
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 2, 2020) – Tuesday night, 81-year-old Ruben Mendez died in a hit-and-run accident on 45th Street in San Diego.
San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said that the incident occurred just before 8:25 p.m. Moreover, the fatal crash took place on South 45th Street and Logan Avenue.
According to Buttle, the pedestrian crossed Logan Avenue north in a crosswalk when the car hit him. Afterward, the vehicle veered onto eastbound Logan Avenue from southbound South 45th Street.
The suspect driver escaped, and some witnesses last saw him heading east on Logan Avenue.
Meanwhile, the elderly man sustained a skull fracture and required hospitalization. Unfortunately, at 12:17 a.m., Mr. Mendez died at the hospital.
Moreover, the authorities are continuing the investigation.
Sweet Lawyers would like to express their condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family and friends of Ruben Mendez.
Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim
Nearly 1.25 million people are killed in car accidents each year. That means, on average, auto accidents cause 3,287 deaths per day.
In the hit-and-run accident on 45th Street, the family of the victim must become aware of their rights under the law. This means that there may be a right to file a lawsuit against the person, person’s or company responsible for the loss of their loved one.
“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Our firm works tirelessly to ensure that the people we work for are granted the highest restitution possible,” explains Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
The Sweet Lawyers comprise of a phenomenal crew of attorneys, retired judges, and hardworking individuals who know the ins-and-outs of the legal system. If you’re interested in filing a claim, call (800) 674 7852. When involved in a pedestrian accident, the most important thing you should do is take care of yourself and your family’s health well-being. Meanwhile, our lawyers will tackle your case with the utmost professionalism. We’ve assisted countless people who’ve been victims of car accidents, and families struggling after the unexpected death of a loved one. Allow us to guide you in your legal fight and win you a settlement that’ll secure your family’s future from further losses.