News: Semi-truck vs. pedestrian crash kills 1 in Otay Mesa

SAN DIEGO, CA – A scooter rider died Sunday night after a truck struck him on a roadway near the border in the Otay Mesa area, reports Fox 5 San Diego.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. on the northbound side of La Media Road, which is south of the Otay Mesa Freeway and west of the Otay Open Space Preserve.

Police say the 43-year-old victim fell from his Italika W150 motor scooter before the truck ran him over and fled northbound.

Authorities pronounced the victim dead at the scene of the accident.

A full investigation is underway.

If you’ve lost a loved one in a San Diego County pedestrian crash, you are likely shocked and overwhelmed. If you are hoping to seek justice for your family member, it’s important that take these specific actions after the crash even though you are suffering. First, keep yourself safe by moving to the side of the roadway. Also, do everything you can to obtain insurance information from the vehicle that hit your loved one. Taking photos of the vehicle or jotting down the license plate is also a good idea. Next, call the police to request that they send an officer to provide you with an official accident report. Finally, request a free case evaluation from the San Diego pedestrian accident lawyers at HHJ Trial Attorneys by completing our online form or calling us at 1-619-INJURED.

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