Person Killed in Mission Valley Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 8 near Hotel Circle
San Diego, California (March 23, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday night on Interstate 8 in Mission Valley, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The deadly accident happened at around 8:15 p.m. Sunday, March 22 on westbound Interstate 8 near Hotel Circle exit.
According to the CHP, the pedestrian was on the westbound side of Interstate 8 when they were hit by a vehicle.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene and found the pedestrian lying on the roadway near the center divider. The victim, whose name has not been disclosed pending notification of family, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash stopped at the scene and was cooperative, authorities said.
Police closed three left lanes to investigate the cause of 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