Yovanny Felix Identified as Child Killed after Escondido Pedestrian Accident on San Pasqual Valley Road near Oak Hill Drive
Escondido, California (May 8, 2020) - Authorities have identified one of the four victims who were killed in an auto-pedestrian crash on Tuesday night in Escondido as Yovanny Felix, 10.
The crash occurred on San Pasqual Valley Road near Oak Hill Drive at about 8:30 p.m., on May 5.
A 2014 Mazda 3 that was traveling northbound on San Pasqual Valley Road struck four people from behind in unclear circumstances, said the police.
Among the four people struck were a female, her partner, and her two grandchildren.
The female’s partner and one of the children died at the scene while the female and one other child died at Palomar Medical Center.
Felix was one of the grandchildren who died as a result of the mishap.
A 28-year-old Escondido woman, the Mazda driver, was hospitalized with minor injuries.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
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