News: DUI suspect fatally strikes one-year-old

CITY HEIGHTS, CA – A one-year-old girl was killed on Saturday evening after being struck by a DUI suspect, CBS 8 San Diego reports. 

The accident occurred on the 3900 block of Redwood Street around 6:45 p.m. The young girl was walking in the street when she was struck by a 1999 Toyota 4Runner.

The driver of the 4Runner, a 45-year-old man, was later arrested and will face charges for felony drunken driving and hit- and-run.

If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian around San Diego, the steps you take in the moments afterward are vital when you decide to file a claim. First, make sure all the occupants of your vehicle are safe. If anyone is hurt, contact emergency services right away. Once everyone is accounted for, you should begin to gather evidence at the scene and exchange contact and insurance information with any other drivers involved. Next, contact local authorities to file an official accident report before anyone leaves the scene. Lastly, contact an experienced San Diego car accident lawyer from HHJ Trial Attorneys to find out if your case could be eligible for financial compensation. We can be reached through our online case information form or by phone at 1-888-50-LAWFIRM

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