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VISTA: Pedestrian Killed In Accident On State Route 78 By Emerald Drive


May 6, 2019

Pedestrian Died In Vista Car Accident By State Route 78 By Emerald Drive

VISTA, CALIFORNIA (May 5, 2019) – A pedestrian identified as a 30-year-old male who may have been homeless has tragically died in a car accident not far from the intersection of State Route 78 By Emerald Drive. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 8:20 p.m. A physician witnessed the pedestrian in the roadway after being hit by the car. He began performing CPR. 

He was transported to the Palomar Medical Center where he later died due to his injuries. There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident. 

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 a victim that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through California Vehicle Code 377.60. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. Damages in a wrongful death claim may include compensation for lost wages and funeral expenses. 

Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident

Have you or someone that you love 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 can investigate all aspects of your case and let you know what your options are.You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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