Chula Vista Accident Kills Man on SR-54
The California Highway Patrol reported a fatal traffic accident in Chula Vista on Thursday evening.
The incident occurred at 5:50 p.m. on April 7th on State Route 54.
An unidentified man was reportedly changing his tire alongside the road when he was hit by a Mazda sedan.
Paramedics rushed the man to the hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.
Investigators are working to piece together all the details of the accident.
Tips for after accident procedures:
- Always stop at the scene
- Call 911 if there are any injuries
- Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
- Exchange information with others involved and document everything
- Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
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.