A 43-year-old woman was arrested after she hit a pedestrian who was walking on the Pacific Coast Highway Saturday night. A 40-year-man was walking south on the highway, north of Ventura, when she struck him at 7:30pm. The driver fled the scene of the collision, and a motorist who noticed the man lying on a grass embankment called 911. Emergency crews including Ventura CHP and Ventura county fire responded to the scene, when the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries.
According to news reports, the area was searched and the suspect’s vehicle was found at her home near the accident scene with damage to the front right side. The suspect immediately admitted to the crash and was arrested for driving under the influence, vehicular manslaughter, and a hit-and-run. Her 2-year-old daughter was inside the vehicle with her when the crash happened. The driver thought she hit an animal, according to CHP officials. As a San Jose personal injury lawyer, my thoughts are with the pedestrian’s family. If you or a loved one were harmed in an auto accident resulting from negligence, discuss your case with a car accident attorney San Jose who can evaluate your claim and assess a potential case.