Man Struck and Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver on Highway 78 While Pushing Stalled Vehicle
(June 18, 2018) – According to local news in San Diego, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 38-year-old man Sunday night on Highway 78 in Escondido. Reportedly, the victim had stopped to help a 70-year-old driver of a Jeep Cherokee SUV that had stalled along Highway 78. The accident occurred around 11:00 p.m. last night close to the intersection of Broadway.
Apparently, several people had stopped to assist a family whose vehicle stalled on Highway 78 eastbound. The family was reportedly off the roadway while the owner of the stalled Jeep was steering. The victim was pushing the Jeep from behind when he was struck and killed. The accident took place when a 17-year-old crashed his Toyota RAV4 into a stopped Nissan Frontier, subsequently pushing the Frontier into the victim.
Paramedics arrived on the scene and immediately transported two men to the hospital. The driver of the Jeep reportedly suffered serious head trauma, while the good Samaritan tragically passed away from his injuries at the hospital. The teenage driver who caused the accident left the scene of the crash but was later picked up by California Highway Patrol. The young man was charged with DUI, while a search of his vehicle turned up drugs, drug paraphernalia, and a loaded handgun. Our thoughts and prayers are with both the victims’ family and the injured victim during this devastating time.
Wrongful Death Attorney
Right now, there is very little need for an investigation since the negligent driver in this accident has been caught. The suspects blatantly abhorrent behavior led to the death of one man the serious injury of another. This will provide very apparent grounds for a personal injury and a wrongful death claim. Funeral costs, hospital costs, future medical bills, future lost wages, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering are all terribly expensive instances that cause many victims and/or victims’ families to file a claim for compensation. Of course, that choice is to be made by the victim or the victims’ family.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery. If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.