1 Dead in El Cajon Pedestrian Accident on Dehesa Road
EL CAJON, CA (August 10, 2020) – Saturday night, a woman died in a hit-and-run crash on Dehesa Road in El Cajon.
The California Highway Patrol reports revealed that the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on Dehesa Road and Sycuan Road.
At this time, the circumstances that have led up to the crash remain unavailable.
Meanwhile, the department added that the involved vehicle fled the scene. After being hit by the vehicle, the woman succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
Furthermore, the authorities withheld her identity due to pending family notification.
Also, the police do not have any description for the hit-and-driver and suspect vehicle.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family and friends of the victim.
The Increase of Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in the US
In 2017 there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States.
On average, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes in traffic crashes. That is more than 16 people a day, almost 115 people a week.
While car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. But the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
If you have lost a family member in a tragic pedestrian accident, reach out to our team of seasoned and highly qualified wrongful death lawyers. During this time, there are many questions and legal decisions that need to be made. Also, our litigators at the Sweet Lawyers understand your situation. We can help provide you with unmatched legal representation. Our goal is to help the families of victims acquire justice and the maximum settlement. For more details, call our hotline today at (800) 674 7852.