70-Year-Old Homeless Woman Killed in Chula Vista Pedestrian Accident on Anita Street near Broadway
Chula Vista, California (March 1, 2020) – A 70-year-old homeless woman was hit and killed by a vehicle Sunday evening while crossing a street in Chula Vista, according to authorities.
Authorities said the woman was walking across the street mid-block when she was struck by a white plumbing van. The van dragged the woman for a short distance on Anita Street before the driver stopped.
The woman was transported to a hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. Her name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police. The driver told the authorities that he didn’t see the woman in time to avoid hitting her.
Police said the driver was traveling home from work when the accident occurred.
Speed was considered a factor in the crash. The accident remains under investigation.
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