National City, CA – Pedestrian Dies during Fatal Accident along Interstate 805 Freeway near 4th Street
National City, CA (July 24, 2018) – Local news sources have provided new details regarding the identity of the man who died as the result of a fatal pedestrian collision along the Interstate 805 Freeway, in the vicinity of 4th Street. The incident happened at approximately 4:07 AM in the early morning hours on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. As of now, officials have identified the deceased pedestrian as 62-year old Leo Hawkins. No further details about the driver involved in the crash have been released.
According to the reports, Hawkins had been walking along the freeway’s right shoulder and had attempted to walk across the main road. At some point, without warning, an oncoming vehicle plowed into Hawkins. Afterward, rescue teams rushed to the scene of the accident and confirmed Hawkins had died at the site.
As stated prior, no details about the driver have been disclosed.
Presently, officials are attempting to determine what circumstances led up to the accident. As more evidence begins to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Leo Hawkins and wish them courage and peace of mind during this difficult time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in National City
By law, drivers are required to decrease the speed of their vehicles and provide the right of way to pedestrians in marked and unmarked crossing zones. Based on the reports, officials are unsure of whether or not Hawkins had been walking in a safe area along Interstate 805. At this point, authorities have not revealed what charges the driver could face.
Depending on the final case results, the members of Hawkins’ family may have a right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Legal intervention of this nature can result in compensation for tragic inconveniences including funeral costs and loss of a loved one.
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.
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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 to all those involved in the accident.