Abel Valdez ID’d as 1 of 4 Killed in Escondido Pedestrian Accident on San Pasqual Valley Road near Oak Hill Drive
Escondido, California (May 8, 2020) - Four people were hit and killed by a vehicle on Tuesday night in Escondido, according to authorities.
At about 8:30 p.m., on May 5, the police responded to the accident on San Pasqual Valley Road near Oak Hill Drive.
The officials said Abel Valdez, 33, his partner and her partner’s two grandchildren were struck from behind by a 2014 Mazda 3 that was traveling northbound on San Pasqual Valley Road.
Valdez and one child were declared dead at the scene.
Valdez’s partner and the other grandchild succumbed to their injuries at Palomar Medical Center while receiving medical attention.
The driver of the involved car, a 28-year-old Escondido woman, was hospitalized with minor injuries.
The crash 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