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POWAY: Robert Tockstein Killed In Car accident By Twin Peaks Road and Midland Road Intersection While Helping Wife

Nov 16, 2018

Robert Tockstein Accident: 69-year-old Robert Tockstein Died In Car Accident 30 Minutes After Helping Wife Involved In Car Accident By Twin Peaks Road and Midland Road

 POWAY, CALIFORNIA (November 16, 2018) A 69-year-old man identified as Robert Tockstein was tragically killed in a car accident by Twin Peaks Road and Midland Road 30 minutes after his wife hit a pedestrian nearby.

Poway police are saying that Robert Tockstein was hit by another car around 8:35 p.m. Authorities are saying that the victim’s wife hit a pedestrian who was walking in the crosswalk of the intersection.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Robert Tockstein then began moving his wife’s vehicle when he was also struck in the crosswalk.

He was transported to the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido where he was later pronounced dead due to his injuries. An investigation into both car accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Car Accidents

There are a number of factors that Poway police should look into as they examine the car accident that killed Robert Tockstein. Pedestrians usually get hit when they are crossing the street and another car stops for them. If there is a green light the next vehicle will keep traveling and may strike the pedestrian. The stopped car blocks the line of sight for the pedestrian as well as the vehicle. In addition to driver negligence there may also be negligence on the part of a city if a dangerous condition in the roadway contributed to it.

An intersection may be in a dangerous condition if it lacks basic safety features like stop signs or street lights. Missing or confusing pedestrian markings regularly contribute to accidents as well. There are engineering and safety standards that cities must adhere to when they build roads. If a person is injured or killed in a pedestrian accident caused by a defect in the roadway victims will have the ability to file a municipal negligence claim for damages. A car accident attorney can investigate the specific facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.

Getting A Police Report After An Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our condolences to the family of Robert Tockstein and all of those that may have been affected by these two accidents. It is our sincere hope that city officials in Poway will conduct a thorough investigation into what happened. It is highly unusual for there to be two accidents at the same intersection.

If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a car accident in Poway you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys  are here to help in any way that we can. We have the staff and resources to investigate your claim and take actions to preserve your rights. Whether you need a police report after an accident or you just have legal questions we can help. Our phones are always on (888) 888-9285.


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