Some sad news came last month for the football team and entire student body of UCLA. Freshman wide receiver Nick Pasquale died in a car accident, according to a Huffington Post report.
Pasquale, just twenty years old, was on foot when a vehicle hit him at 1:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning in San Clemente. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The wide receiver was a redshirt freshman with the Bruins.
It’s still not exactly clear if Pasquale was trying to cross the street. After the accident, the car’s driver stopped, called authorities, and stayed with student until they arrived at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation, and there have been no arrests made.
Pasquale walked onto UCLA last fall after playing as a three-year starter at San Clemente High School. He was five feet seven inches tall and earned the name “Pacman” from his teammates, participating on the scout team in practices last fall and this summer.
“This is a tragic loss. Nick was an outstanding young man who had a positive impact on everyone who knew him,” UCLA head coach Jim Mora said. “He was a great teammate who was loved and respected by his entire team. Our thoughts are with the Pasquale family.”
According to UCLA, Pasquale played in the team’s season-opening win over Nevada.
Car accidents and pedestrian accidents are sad events for all involved. As in this instance, the result usually does not favor the pedestrian. The sympathies of all of us at the Drake Law Firm go out to the Pasquale family, as the loss of such a young life is devastating.
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