James Murray San Diego: 34-Year-Old Pedestrian James Murray Died In Car Accident Along Fairmont Avenue
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (June 8, 2019) – A 34-year-old pedestrian identified as James Murray was killed in a car accident on Monday night along Fairmont Avenue.
San Diego police are saying that the accident took place around 8:30 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation, James Murray was hit as he was crossing the roadway.
The victim suffered blunt force trauma and sustained major injuries. Paramedics and firefighters rushed to the scene in order to help the victim.
He was transported to the Sharp Memorial Hospital where he later died due to his injuries.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Every driver has a legal responsibility 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 any person that dies in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages can help cover funeral expenses, lost wages, medical bills and emotional trauma. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of James Murray. There needs to be some accountability for this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the SDPD as they continue their investigation.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free police report about a particular incident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.