Fatal Pedestrian Accident in El Cajon
Authorities are looking for a vehicle that hit a woman in El Cajon early Thursday morning. KGTV reports that the woman a woman was lying on the road with she was spotted by a man driving to work. Officer Bates of the El Cajon Police stated that paramedics rushed the woman to the hospital but she tragically passed away because of her injuries while being transported.
The accident is still under investigation and the identities of the woman and the hit-and-run vehicle are currently unknown. If you have any information about this crash, please contact the El Cajon Police Department immediately at (619) 579-3311.
Recent reports have said that San Diego ranks among the nation’s top 10 for the number of fatal pedestrian accidents, and suggested that street and intersection design, as well police enforcement priorities, contribute to the problem. Between 2001 and 2015, more than 8,000 pedestrians were injured in collisions on San Diego streets, and 270 pedestrians were killed, according to city officials. With 66 pedestrian deaths from 2013 to 2015, more pedestrians were killed in San Diego than any other type of roadway user.
The team at Harker Injury Law offers our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman.