Teenager Killed In Lemon Grove Pedestrian Accident On San Miguel Avenue In Front of San Miguel Elementary School
LEMON GROVE, CALIFORNIA (May 5, 2019) – A 14-year-old boy has tragically died after he was hit by a car in front of San Miguel Elementary School.
Lemon Grove police are saying that the accident took place just before 6:20 p.m. Paramedics rushed to the scene and transported the victim to the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego where he later died due to his injuries.
The driver that hit the boy remained at the scene and cooperated with police. There is an ongoing investigation into what caused the fatal accident.
Liability In Pedestrian Collisions
Over 35,000 people are killed every year in car accidents. Human error is reported to play a role in 94% of crashes. In order to prevent accidents, drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to pedestrians that are in lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.”
The family of a pedestrian that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to file a claim, so it’s important to act quickly.
Investigating A Car Accident
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