HUNTINGTON BEACH (December 28, 2013) – Pedestrian Matthew Aguilar died in the early hours of Saturday after being struck by multiple vehicles. Aguilar was struck while on north Pacific Coast Highway just south of Brookhurst Street at around 4:30 a.m. He died at the scene from the blunt force impact. Aguilar, a resident of Costa Mesa, was 28 years old. The area is a wide open road where many cars exceed the speed limit
According to early reports, Aguilar was struck by at least two cars. One of the drivers remained at the scene. That driver was identified as a 55 year old Huntington Beach man. He was driving a silver Cadillac SLS. The second driver remains at large. Police are looking for that driver who might have possible damage to his car. Witnesses should contact the Huntington Beach Police Department at (714) 960-8843.
The drivers who struck Matthew Aguilar can be held liable for his wrongful death. If they are found to be at fault for his death Aguilar’s family may bring a claim against the drivers and their insurance companies for the death of their son. Damages for wrongful death include both economic losses (loss of financial support) and non-economic losses (loss of love, comfort, companionship and society.) It is also important to note that California is a comparative fault state, meaning there can be multiple causes for an accident, and all parties proportionate fault must be assessed.
Police are still investigating whether alcohol or drugs played a factor in the collision.
If you have any questions or are interested in a police report, contact Personal Injury Lawyer Edmond El Dabe at 1-888-333-8882 or visit El Dabe Law Firm at http://injurylawcentral.com.