Emmanuel Riva ID’d as 1 of 4 Killed in Escondido Pedestrian Accident On San Pasqual Valley Road near Oak Hill Drive
Escondido, California (May 7, 2020) – One of the four pedestrians who were struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night in Escondido has been identified as Emmanuel Riva, 11.
The deadly crash occurred in the 495 block of San Pasqual Valley Road near Oak Hill Drive at around 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5.
As per the report, Riva and three other pedestrians were struck from behind by a 2014 Mazda 3 that was traveling northbound on San Pasqual Valley Road. It was not clear if they were in a crosswalk at the time of the accident.
Two pedestrians were declared dead at the scene while two others were transported to Palomar Hospital, where they later succumbed to their injuries.
The driver involved, a 28-year-old Escondido woman, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
No further details about the crash were immediately available.
The accident remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said