A 75-year-old La Mesa man was struck and killed in dreadful Lemon Grove pedestrian collision that occurred on July 1, 2011, around 2:07 a.m. near Spring Street on State Route 125 (SR-125). According to responding California Highway Patrol officers, 46-year-old Harold Bryan Mittleman was driving a Hyundai Accent compact car when he struck the pedestrian near the Spring Street exit. The impact of the collision was so strong that the victim’s legs were severed and to the horror of Mittleman, his torso landed in the passenger area crashing through the windscreen.
Mittleman was in a state of shock and kept driving towards home. He reached home and called 911. Now the investigating officers need to determine what made Mittleman hit the pedestrian. Though it may technically be considered a hit-and-run, due to the nature of the accident, authorities will not be seeking charges against him.
It is in the best interest of the deceased’s family members to meet with an experienced San Diego pedestrian accident lawyer to seek legal guidance in this difficult time. An East County experienced car accident lawyer will make it easy for the victim’s family members to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of earnings, loss of love, care and companionship, and other accident-related expenses.
Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved the pedestrian for such a heart rendering loss.