Felipe Casarrubias ID’d as Man Killed in Cardiff Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 5 near Manchester Avenue
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California (February 19, 2020) – Authorities have identified the pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle Thursday evening in the Encinitas area as Felipe A. Casarrubias, 54, of Pico Rivera.
The accident happened at about 6:48 p.m. Thursday, February 13 on Interstate 5, just south of Machester Avenue.
According to the authorities, Casarrubia was driving his truck on Interstate 5 when he pulled over in the southbound emergency lane. He then got out of the vehicle and was hit by a gray BMW.
Casarrubia suffered head injuries and was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the hospital on Sunday, February 16.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
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