- March 11, 2023
- Barnes Admin
Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Garbage Truck
San Marcos, CA – An accident involving a pedestrian and a garbage truck occurred on Friday, March 10, 2023, just before 12 p.m. The collision occurred at the EDCO Recycling Buyback Center, located in the 200 block of South Las Posas Road.
According to the San Diego County Sherriff’s Department, an EDCO recycling truck was backing into the scales at the center when it struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
Unfortunately, there are over 6,500 pedestrian accident deaths each year. In this devastating accident, the family of the victim should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the crash. This includes reviewing:
- Driver accident history
- Police accident report
- Vehicle accident history
- Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
- Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
- Phone and texting records of the driver
- Any video evidence of the crash
- All eyewitness accounts of the accident
- Vehicle blind spots
- Driving records
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in pedestrian accidents get the best result possible. While handling several of these cases, attorneys at The Barnes Firm have found common causes of pedestrian accidents usually include one or more of the following:
- Texting and driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield right of way
- Aggressive driving
- Inexperienced driving
- Alcohol or drug involvement
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.
Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.