Man Fatally Struck in Escondido on I-15 Freeway
39-year-old Delfino Gonzalez was hit and killed by a drunk driver in Escondido on Sunday.
The tragic accident occurred on the I-15 Freeway around 4 in the morning on September 18th.
Gonzalez was traveling in a vehicle with his cousin when they ran out of gas. He exited the vehicle to walk to the gas station nearby the exit when a Lexus struck him.
Sadly, the man died at the scene.
The involved driver stayed at the scene following the crash; however, it was determined he was impaired at the time of the accident.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Delfino Gonzalez.
According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.