San Diego, CA – Bertha Estrada Loses Her Life in Pedestrian Accident on State Route 94
San Diego, CA (November 2, 2018) – A Good Samaritan was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday morning while aiding victims of an earlier crash in the Golden Hill area. She has been identified as 19-year-old Bertha Aida Estrada, of San Diego. The tragic accident transpired at approximately 1:40 am Thursday morning on November 1st on eastbound state Route 94, just west of 32nd Street.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a 23-year-old woman was operating a Honda Civic when she suddenly crashed into the rear of a gray Mercedes sedan, driven by an 82-year-old woman. The impact of the collision caused the driver of the Mercedes to lose control and hit the center divider. The initial report indicates, the Mercedes stopped in left-hand lanes blocking traffic on the roadway. Estrada pulled over onto the right shoulder of the freeway and ran across freeway lanes to help the occupants of the Mercedes.
Estrada stood beside the vehicle in traffic lanes when an oncoming Jeep Patriot driven by a 24-year-old-man struck both the Mercedes and Estrada. The force of the impact threw Estrada into the westbound lanes of state Route 94. Investigators believe Estrada was then struck again by a westbound vehicle whose driver fled the scene. EMS worked tirelessly to try to revive the victim but tragically she did not survive her injuries and passed away at the scene of the accident. Both, the driver of the Mercedes and the driver of the jeep sustained injuries and were transported to local hospitals for treatment of those injuries. Officials have confirmed, alcohol or drugs were not considered to be factors in the crashes.
An investigation into this tragic incident is currently underway.
Our most heartfelt sympathies go to the family and friends of Bertha Aida Estrada. We wish them courage during this devastating time of losing your loved one.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
Injuries that are sustained in a pedestrian versus automobile accident tend to be severe and in this case proved to be the most severe ending in a fatality. Investigators will work to determine who was at fault in this accident. Forensic teams will investigate the accident scene as well as examine any photos that were taken at the scene. The final results of the investigation will determine if a family member may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive compensation.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident that was the fault of the driver involved in the accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for wrongful death. You need to speak with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney to find out what your options are.
Call the Brady Law Group today at (866) 211-2562 to speak with an experienced lawyer and set up a free consultation to discuss your accident and find out about your rights to compensation for your injuries.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.