San Diego Man Dies in El Cajon Pedestrian Accident

  • Dec 17 2014
  • Gilleon Law Firm, APC

san-diego_pedestrian_accidentA San Diego man is dead after a crash in Interstate 8 in El Cajon, according to recent reports. Ramon Castillo Ocegueda, 69, was killed on the El Cajon Boulevard on ramp when he stepped out of his car after a minor collision with another vehicle. Ocegueda and the other driver attempted to move their cars to the shoulder after the accident but he stopped for unknown reasons in the right lane and exited the vehicle. As he exited his vehicle, another car struck and killed him instantly. Three others were also injured in the accidents.

Pedestrian Fatalities High in Southern California

Pedestrian accidents occur at a very high rate in southern California, and many of these crashes involve drivers of disabled vehicles who have exited their cars, particularly on a busy freeway or street. According to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Reporting System, in 2012 there were a total of 564 pedestrians killed in accidents in California, making up nearly 18 percent of the total vehicle deaths for that year.

Authorities have established guidelines for those who are involved in collisions on major freeways and busy roads:

  • Drive the vehicle onto the shoulder of the road if possible.
  • Stay in the vehicle until help arrives; call with a cell phone for police assistance.
  • If you must exit the vehicle for safety reasons, do so on the side away from traffic if possible. For example, if you pull over to the right shoulder, slide across the passenger seat and exit the vehicle on that side.
  • If you must exit the vehicle, move as quickly as possible off the roadway a safe distance onto the shoulder and remain there until help arrives.

What Should I Do If I Am The Victim of a Pedestrian Accident?

If you have been hit by a vehicle, there is a good chance that you have sustained serious physical injuries and are facing a great deal of medical intervention. This medical care can become expensive, and you may also suffer a loss of wages or other expenses that further taxes your financial resources.

When you need help fighting for your rights as the victim of an accident, contact Dan Gilleon in San Diego. Dan Gilleon has been representing victims of all types of accidents for many years and helping them recover compensation to pay for the expenses associated with their injuries.

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