Most of us do not take into consideration how easy it is for us to become involved in a car accident, even when we are not inside of a moving vehicle. One minute you are safe on the sidewalk and the next moment you’ve been hit by a car.
This scenario unfolded on December 15, 2009, when Oceanside-resident Harry Dwayne Cummings Jr. was crossing the traffic lanes of Mission Avenue around 7:15 p.m. After getting out of work and heading home, a driver struck and killed Cummings in a fatal pedestrian accident.
Our firm’s experienced Oceanside accident lawyers feel that it is part of their job to inform everyone about the dangers of trying to cross traffic when there is no crosswalk or stop sign. Many times drivers are speeding or not expecting to see a pedestrain. By the time they try to slow down and bring their car too a halt, a personal injury or wrongful death might have already occurred.
The fatal pedestiran accident occurred when Cummings jaywalked acrossed Mission Avenue to where his wife and mother-in were waiting to pick him up. Cummings reached the median, but then made the mistake of trying to cross the busy westbound lane of the road, which was when the car crash happened.
The driver of the 2004 Ford Taurus that hit Cumming’s — a 39-year-old Escondido resident — was going the designated speed limit or slightly under, according to authorities at the scene of the accident. Cummings was airlifted to a hospital for medical treatment, but he died from his personal injuries. Mr. Cummings was 61-years-old.
Our firm’s pedestrian accident lawyers know that this is a great loss for Cumming’s family and friends. Were he to survive the accident at his age, he would be in a lot of pain and suffering for the rest of his life. No car accident on the road is ever a minor incident, and in some cases – such this pedestrian accident – a person loses their life.
Please contact us for a free consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney — we speak both English and Spanish — at (800) 655-6585. Click here and you may also submit your case for a Free Review. No fee if no recovery