Crash Kills Woman and Injures Boy in Escondido
An Escondido collision killed one female pedestrian and injured a boy on Tuesday afternoon.
The deadly accident occurred on October 12th around 12:40 p.m. at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Rose Street.
According to reports, a Nissan Titan was heading eastbound when it ran a red light at the intersection.
As a result, the Nissan struck a northbound Ford Fusion.
Following the collision, one of the vehicles then hit two pedestrians, a 45-year-old woman and 7-year-old boy.
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and rushed the woman to Palomar Medical Center where she unfortunately died.
The boy, on the other hand, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego for treatment.
The identity of the woman will be released once notification of kin.
It is unknown whether or not the occupants of both vehicles were injured.
Statistics from 2019 show that 846 people were killed in crashes that involved running a red light and about 143,000 people were injured.
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 also 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.