Juan Muniz III ID’d as Pedestrian Killed in Oceanside Accident on North Coast Highway
Oceanside, California (January 30, 2020) - A Marine from Kingsville, Texas has been identified by the County Medical Examiner’s office as the 22-year-old pedestrian who was killed in an alleged DUI accident that happened early Sunday morning in Oceanside.
According to the Oceanside police, the deadly crash occurred at about 1:10 a.m. January 26, on the North Coast Highway near Sportfisher Drive.
The report said that the victim, Juan Muniz III, was attempting to cross the road when a car traveling northbound on North Coast Highway struck him.
Muniz III died at a local hospital.
Police arrested the driver, 31-year-old William Vaden, and booked him into the Vista Detention Facility on a $2,500 bail for a misdemeanor DUI alcohol/drugs charge.
The investigation is ongoing.
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 experiencedpedestrian 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