California authorities report pedestrian death near casino

A pedestrian was killed outside of a casino in California after being hit by a car on July 28. The fatal pedestrian accident took place at approximately 12:35 a.m. near El Cajon. The California Highway Patrol stated that the crash happened at the Sycuan Casino on Dehesa Road.

The driver who hit the pedestrian had been traveling west on Dehesa Road at a speed of approximately 35 to 45 miles per hour. Investigators said that alcohol was not a factor in the crash, which occurred when a 1996 Chevy Suburban SUV veered right. A 57-year-old man had been standing on the edge of the roadway when he was struck. The driver then reportedly went home. When he was later located by police at his residence, he allegedly said he had not realized that he had struck a pedestrian, although he admitted that he had felt the impact from the crash.

A bystander who reportedly saw the vehicle striking the pedestrian informed the authorities about the accident. CHP officers said that the SUV driver was cooperating with investigators, and it was not reported whether any charges would be pressed against the man. Reports say the victim died at the scene of the accident.

Pedestrians who were injured in a crash may consider speaking with an attorney about the damages that they could recover in a suit against the at-fault driver. When pedestrians are killed in an accident, family members of the decedent may work with an attorney to file a wrongful death lawsuit. An attorney may review witness accounts and possibly obtain evidence that could show a driver’s negligence.

Source: San Diego 6, “UPDATED: MAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY SUV NEAR EL CAJON“, July 28, 2014

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