SAN DIEGO, California (August 8, 2013) – A woman was killed after she was hit by a vehicle today in Balboa park near Naval Medical Center, according to police. A man driving northbound was unable to stop in time and struck the woman while she was standing in the road on Florida Drive. The incident happened around 4:30 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Gerry Waclawek.
The woman was described as being about 35 years of age, and has not yet been identified. She died at the scene and an investigation is on-going as to what exactly occurred. The vehicle’s driver did not flee the scene and stopped after hitting the woman. Police state that drugs or alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the crash. The intersection was shut down for hours following the accident.
“It is not entirely clear what the woman was doing in the roadway, and why the vehicle’s driver didn’t see her. In pedestrian accidents there are many small things that can be the cause of a huge tragedy. Some of these small factors that can have big impact are street lighting, fog, pedestrian clothing, condition of a vehicle’s head-lights, distracted driving, and many others,” states personal injury attorney West Thomas, owner of The Thomas Law Firm.
Mr. Thomas has worked on several pedestrian wrongful death cases during the 30+ years he has been practicing law.
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