Husband and Wife Hit & Killed in San Diego
A married couple from Canada were killed in a pedestrian accident in San Diego last Wednesday.
The two have been identified as Madelyn Monica Zimmer, 69, and Jerome Zimmer, 71.
According to reports, the incident occurred just before 6 p.m. on January 19th on Harbor Drive.
An SUV reportedly struck the man and woman as they were attempting to cross.
Sadly, both had died from their injuries by the time paramedics arrived.
The involved driver also stopped at the scene to call 911 and was fully cooperative with authorities.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Madelyn Monica Zimmer and Jerome Zimmer.
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.