News: Authorities identify victim in Fallbrook hit-and-run on East View

FALLBROOK, CA – Officials have identified the 21-year-old male pedestrian that died earlier this month when a vehicle struck him on East View Street, reports Fox 5 San Diego.

The County Medical Examiner’s Office says that Natanael Garcia of Fallbrook died on February 5th at the scene of the wreck from blunt force trauma.

A westbound vehicle struck Garcia as he walked west on East View Street. The vehicle then fled the scene of the collision.

Authorities are looking for a blue sedan with windshield damage in connection with the event. Anyone with information or further tips to share can contact the Fallbrook Police Department.

If you’ve lost a loved one in a pedestrian crash in San Diego County, we know you are likely overwhelmed with grief. During this difficult time, don’t forget to follow these steps immediately after the crash. First, remove yourself from the middle of the roadway, if possible, to prevent further accidents from taking place. Next, trade insurance details with any other motorists at the scene and call the police to ask that they provide you with an official accident report. Finally, call 1-619-INJURED to speak with a San Diego area pedestrian accident attorney from HHJ Trial Attorneys. Alternately, complete the form on our website to request a free consultation.

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