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UPDATE: John Fitzpatrick Killed In San Diego Car Accident Along Black Mountain Road In Mira Mesa

Oct 30, 2019

John Fitzpatrick San Diego: John Fitzpatrick Killed In San Diego Car Accident Along Mira Mesa Boulevard and Black Mountain Road In Mira Mesa

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (October 30, 2019) – An 87-year-old pedestrian identified as John Fitzpatrick has tragically died in a pedestrian accident along Black Mountain Road. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 6:25 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation John Fitzpatrick was hit by an Acura that was turning. 

John Fitzpatrick was knocked to the ground and seriously injured. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving efforts he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

An investigation remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Pedestrian 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 any victim that died 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 pain and suffering. 

Getting Help After A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend out deepest condolences to the family of John Fitzpatrick. Any person that may have seen the accident should reach out to the San Diego Police Department as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that city officials will examine this intersection and take steps to make it safer. 

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