Jason Gordon ID’d as Man Killed in Sherman Heights Pedestrian Accident on Market Street; Christopher Nunez Arrested
San Diego, California (January 23, 2020) – Jason Gordon, 41, of San Diego, has been identified as the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning in Sherman Heights.
The deadly pedestrian accident occurred at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, January 19 in the 1800 block of Market Street, between East Village and Sherman Heights.
Authorities said Gordon was either standing or crossing the Market Street when for an unknown reason, he was hit by a 2008 GMC Envoy that was traveling eastbound. The GMC then dragged Gordon for around 100 feet.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and found Gordon lying at 19th and Market streets. He was declared dead at the scene.
The driver of the GMC, identified as Christopher Nunez, 28, did not stop to render aid and fled the scene headed eastbound. Police said Nunez stopped to order food at Humberto’s Taco Shop, which is located less than a mile away from the scene of the accident.
Nunez reportedly hit a sedan while he was leaving the taco shop. According to authorities, two women confronted the suspect before he sped off.
Police said Nunez was later arrested and booked into County Jail on felony hit-and-run charges.
A GoFundMe page has been created to help benefit Gordon’s family.
The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000.
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.