Dancing is usually not the cause behind personal injuries or wrongful deaths, but for one San Diego man, it lead to a fatal and tragic situation.
The San Diego Union Tribune has reported that an auto accident turned fatal on March 14, 2010 when a man, who was dancing in the middle of Interstate I-805, was hit and killed. California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that they are unsure why the man was in the middle of the highway during the time fatal pedestrain accident.
Our firm’s San Diego car accident lawyers feel that any time that a pedestrian and a moving vehicle come in contact, catastrophic injuries are often the result. In some instances, this mixture of people and cars turn deadly when vehicles are speeding at high rates, such as on freeways, which is why it is never a good idea to walk along a highways or in them.
The CHP took reports down from several witnesses who told authorities that the man was dancing in the middle of I-805, knocking on cars and trucks as they passed by him. Around 9:30 p.m., however, one vehicle struck the man and killed him before medical treatment could be administered.
This is not the first incident of a pedestrian being inexplicable on this freeway. Serious Accidents blogged the story of a 27-year-old woman who was walking in the middle of I-805 at night and was killed when a car hit her. The driver was later found to be driving under the influence (DUI) at the time of the accident.
This firm’s car accidents lawyers in San Diego want to remind everyone that it is a bad idea to go out onto the freeway unless you are in a car, truck, or motorcycle. Even if you need to pull over and get roadside assistance, make sure that you pull over as far as you can and stay in your car until help arrives. Cars go with cars, people go with people, but cars and people should never be traveling together on freeways and highways.
If you or a loved one were injured in an automobile accident you didn’t cause, then we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a FREE consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in San Diego. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.
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