San Diego, CA – Sherrilynn Steliga Died in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 8 Freeway
San Diego, CA (January 23, 2019) On the 19th of January, a fatal pedestrian accident happened on the Interstate 8 Freeway, near State Route 79. According to the reports, a truck struck a 62-year-old woman named Sherrilynn Steliga at around 5:06 a.m.
When emergency crews arrived, they found Steliga injured but pronounced her dead at the scene at 6:15 a.m.
The police are currently investigating this accident.
We send our condolences to Steliga’s family as they mourn the death of their loved one.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
Unfortunately, studies show that pedestrians are hit and killed every two hours in the United States. The leading cause of most pedestrian accidents is distracted driving, which includes programming a GPS, texting, video chatting, scrolling through music playlists, checking social media, and more. Whenever drivers take their eyes off of the road for even a few seconds, they risk putting themselves and others in harm’s way, especially pedestrians.
The police are currently investigating this accident to determine why the truck struck Steliga, and they’re also checking to see who had the right of way. They’re also checking to see if the truck driver was distracted, under the influence, or fatigued. Once they finalize their reports, Steliga’s family may qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of a California wrongful death attorney.
At Brady Law Group, we understand how devastating it is for families to lose their loved ones in pedestrian accidents, which is why we work hard to help them prove their negligence claims and obtain large settlements for their losses. If you or someone you know lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, call 866-478-6483 for a free consultation today.
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.