Grace Uyeki Fatally Struck by Truck Driver in Poway Pedestrian Accident
Poway, CA (December 4, 2022) – Grace Uyeki (69) was identified as the fatality in a pedestrian crash at Edgemoor Street and Midland Road in Poway. According to ABC10 News San Diego, the crash occurred on a Saturday morning.
A truck driver fatally struck Grace Uyeki at Edgemoor St. and Midland Rd in Poway. The local community mourns and calls for a safer intersection.
A local community mourns the loss of a neighbor and calls for safer intersections in Poway.
Grace Uyeki of Poway was recently identified as the victim in a fatal pedestrian crash involving a truck driver in an intersection at Edgemoor Street and Midland Road.
According to the authorities, when the crash occurred, Uyeki was walking her dog across the four-way intersection at Edgemoor Street and Midland Road.
As Uyeki crossed the intersection, the truck driver turned left and failed to yield to the pedestrian. The driver reportedly did not see Uyeki or her dog in the roadway.
The neighbors in their community built a memorial for Uyeki. They remember her as a “wonderful special woman” and a “soft-spoken, kind, gentle, smart” person.
They also mentioned similar experiences while crossing the intersection and that the crash “wouldn’t have happened if the intersection was safer.”
Right now, authorities determined that alcohol or drugs did not appear to be a factor in this tragic accident.
If you have any information regarding this crash, contact Sheriff’s Traffic Investigator Tracy Wallace at (858) 513-2800.
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More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians usually get major injuries in pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
- legal responsibility or “duty of care”
- violated or breached the duty of care
- the violation caused the accident
- the violation resulted in injuries or damages
In some cases, the driver might’ve sped down the road, hitting the pedestrian. This can put fault on the driver. Meanwhile, pedestrians can get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals, such as jaywalking. In these instances, the pedestrian can become at fault. Other factors, such as lack of road markings and ample lighting, can also lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help look at all angles to determine liability. Learn more about pedestrian accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Poway
In this case, the family members of Grace Uyeki can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
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Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Poway, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Grace Uyeki.
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