A man was killed in a San Bernardino car accident when a Toyota sedan struck him the night of November 3, 2010. According to The Daily Bulletin, the fatal pedestrian accident took place at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and 10th Street in Crestmore near Fontana. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he died. It is unclear if the police cited the motorist for the fatal car accident. An investigation is ongoing.
My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of the pedestrian killed in this car accident. My thoughts and prayer are with them following this tragic accident.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), five people were killed and 64 were injured as a result of pedestrian accident which occurred in the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. During that same year, 39 fatalities and 432 injuries were reported involving pedestrian accidents in all of San Bernardino County.
What Caused This Tragic Pedestrian Accident?
It is unclear at this time what exactly caused this fatal pedestrian versus car accident. Investigators will have to find the answers to many questions. Did the driver fail to see the pedestrian at the intersection as a result of distracted driving or speeding? Was the pedestrian crossing the street at the time of the car accident or walking along the road? Was there a sidewalk present? Was there an obstruction on the sidewalk? Did the motorist fail to obey a traffic signal or sign? Drivers are required to yield right-of-way to pedestrians crossing at a street intersection in a marked or unmarked crosswalk under California Vehicle Code Section 21950. I trust officials are looking into whether the driver was impaired, distracted, speeding or otherwise negligent at the time of the pedestrian accident.
If the driver is determined to have been at fault in this case, he or she could be held liable for the victim’s wrongful death. Families of deceased car accident victims, in cases where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, can seek damages for funeral and medical costs, lost future income, loss of love and companionship, and other related damages. The best San Bernardino personal injury lawyers will always offer a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation to injured victims or their families.
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