Riverside County, CA – Pedestrian Loses Life in Crash on Highway 79 near Gilman Hot Springs Rd
Riverside County, CA (September 22, 2022) – A pedestrian lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Riverside County. Just after 5:10 a.m., on September 21, the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on California State Highway 79.
Preliminary reports show that a gray Mazda three was traveling through the area of Highway 79 near Gilman Hot Springs Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle struck a pedestrian on the southbound side of the roadway.
The pedestrian was fatally injured as a result of the crash. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time. No other injuries were reported.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Pedestrian crashes in California are the cause of hundreds of deaths each year. There are many reasons why these accidents continue to take place. Leading causes of fatal pedestrian accidents in California include:
Inattention: Drivers who are not paying attention to their surroundings may not see pedestrians in time to avoid crashes.
Distracted walking: Drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, or looking at their smartphones may not see pedestrians walking nearby.
Drunkenness: Alcohol and other drugs can impair a person's ability to maintain control over their vehicles.
Crosswalk malfunctioning: Often, there is defective signage or markings that lead pedestrians to cross against the signal. This often happens in areas with high pedestrian traffic, such as near schools or businesses.
Improperly designed streets and sidewalks: Poorly laid down pavement can be extremely dangerous for pedestrians, as they are more likely to lose their footing and fall.
Poor lighting: Inadequate lighting in dark areas can make it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians.
If your loved one has died as a result of a pedestrian accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible driver. This type of legal claim can help you seek compensation to cover the damages you face. A wrongful death lawyer in Riverside County can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers at The Law Offices of John C. Ye have over three decades of experience helping families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones. We can help your family get the maximum compensation possible to cover funeral costs, burial expenses, and more.
Schedule a consultation by calling our California law firm at your earliest convenience at 866-771-9467.
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