56-Year-Old Woman Hit & Killed in Carlsbad
Felicita Vazquez, 56, was hit by a vehicle last Wednesday and pronounced dead 3 days later on April 17th.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Melrose Drive and South Rancho Santa Fe Road on April 14th.
Vazquez was crossing at the intersection around 5 a.m. and struck by a Chevrolet truck.
The woman was taken to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido for treatment.
Police issued a closure of the southbound lanes of Rancho Santa Fe Road following the accident.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Felicita Vazquez.
According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
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.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.