LA PRESA, CALIFORNIA (February 14, 2017) – James Martinez has been identified as the man killed in a hit and run accident on Tuesday, January 14th on Sweetwater Road, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 10:00 p.m. on Sweetwater Road near Tyler Road. 75-year-old James Martinez was crossing the street when he was struck by a 2000 Mercedes Benz sedan heading northbound. The driver then immediately fled the scene, leaving James Martinez behind. Martinez was tragically pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries.
Authorities were able to locate the driver of the Mercedes, identified as 18-year-old Andrew Thouzen. Thouzen was arrested for felony hit and run resulting in death. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving El Cajon, Los Angeles, San Diego, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.