David DeJesus ID’d as Man Killed in San Francisco Pedestrian Accident on Highway 101 near Grand Avenue
South San Francisco, California (February 13, 2020) – The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office has identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday night in South San Francisco as David DeJesus, 45, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The deadly pedestrian accident happened at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, February 9 on Highway 101, just north of Grand Avenue.
According to the California Highway Patrol, DeJesus was hit by a vehicle while he was walking in the center divider on northbound Highway 101, facing oncoming traffic.
DeJesus died at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle involved stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police.
The CHP closed the northbound lanes of the freeway following the accident. As of 11:59 p.m., all lanes were reopened to traffic.
The accident remains under investigation by the CHP.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said