Female Pedestrian Killed In Carlsbad Hit-And-Run By The Intersection of Palomar Airport Road and the Interstate 5 Onramp
CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA (March 17, 2023) – A woman has tragically died in a Carlsbad hit-and-run car accident by the intersection of Palomar Airport Road and the Interstate 5 Onramp.
San Diego County officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday. A woman was crossing the road when she was hit by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, the woman injured in the crash died at the scene.
Police are still looking for the driver that fled the scene.
Liability For Carlsbad Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
Hit-and-run collisions are much more common than many people realize. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “An average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes occurred per year over the last 10 years, with 737,100 occurring in 2015, the most recent year for which GES data was available.” Hit-and-run collisions typically involve some amount of driver error. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a hit-and-run collision.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Fragments of the fleeing vehicle should be examined.
It is illegal to flee the scene of any collision that results in bodily injury or death. The family of any pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run collision may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that often come with the loss of a loved one. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A San Diego County Hit-And-Run Car Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian killed in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. The driver responsible for this crash should turn themselves in.
Do you need more information about a Carlsbad hit-and-run car accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.