A Mission Valley pedestrian is struck twice, killed crossing I-8

A 50-year-old Mission Valley man was stuck and killed as he walked along the Mission Valley portion of Interstate 8 (I-8) in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Oct. 25.

California Highway Patrol first started receiving calls of a pedestrian having been struck along I-8 just after 6:00 a.m. that morning. When officers arrived on the scene, witnesses told them that a man had been seen walking in the southbound direction when it appears he decided to cross the freeway.

Witnesses noted that not too far into the man's attempt to make it across, they saw the driver of a Toyota Tacoma strike him. That pickup's driver had reportedly been traveling in the westbound direction just before striking the pedestrian.

Those who saw the incident occur noted that it appeared that the Toyota's driver had attempted to swerve left to avoid striking the man, but that he wasn't able to do so in time. The result of that alleged swerve is that that Tacoma's driver not only struck the pedestrian, but he also crashed into the rear of a 2015 Acura as well.

A fast approaching Nissan Altima then ran over the now-incapacitated man once more. This final impact from the Altima killed the pedestrian involved. He was pronounced dead at the crash scene. None of the other motorists suffered any injuries in the multi-vehicle crash.

It's unclear what charges may be filed against the Tacoma or Nissan's drivers for having contributed to the man's death.

If your loved one has been struck and killed along one of California's freeways, then a Vista pedestrian accident attorney can advise you of your rights to recover expenses amassed because of their wrongful death.

Source: Fox 5 San Diego, "Pedestrian killed on I-8 in Mission Valley," accessed Nov. 24, 2017

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