On the evening of March 12, a young man in El Cajon lost his life in another tragic example of recklessness on the roads leading to fatal consequences.
The accident took place on Anza Street in El Cajon at about 10 PM in the evening. The victim, whose name has been withheld by police, was in the process of using a designated crosswalk when the driver of an Infiniti struck the man at a high rate of speed and continued down the road. The force of the crash threw the man from the street into the yard of a nearby residence, where he unfortunately succumbed to fatal injuries before emergency services could arrive.
Further down the street, the driver of the Infiniti, later identified as a 19-year-old, came to a stop after crashing into a parked vehicle. Police called to the scene initially did not realize that the driver had also struck a pedestrian until they located the man during the course of their investigation. Authorities determined the driver was violating the posted speed limit of 25 mph and may have been driving in excess of 50 mph when she struck the victim.
After concluding their investigation, police booked the driver on charges of fleeing from a fatal accident and vehicular manslaughter.
A hit-and-run accident occurs somewhere in the United States almost once every minute. Some of these accidents lead to death, while others leave victims with severe injuries and mounting medical bills. In the case of accidents causing death, the victim’s family may experience serious emotional trauma alongside the loss of income and funeral expenses. The effects of an accident can often linger in the form of these extended consequences.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Schedule a free consultation with the compassionate and experienced Car accident lawyer.
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