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Riverside, CA (August 20, 2019) – A pedestrian was tragically struck and killed by a motor vehicle in Riverside on Monday night, August 19th. The incident was reported to have taken place at approximately 8:25 p.m. on Indiana Avenue, a little east of Jackson Street.
According to police, the victim, identified only as a 19-year-old male, was attempting to walk across Indiana Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle traveling east. The driver of that vehicle fled the scene without stopping to offer assistance or cooperate with authorities. The vehicle was described as a dark blue or black Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic by witnesses.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene where they found the victim lying in the road with serious injuries. He was immediately taken to Riverside Community Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost his life in this tragic accident.
Due to the extreme vulnerability of pedestrians who are hit by a car, they are at a much higher risk of suffering serious or even fatal injuries from an accident with a motor vehicle. In fact, pedestrian accidents in California have been reported to make up 11% of all California motor vehicle accident deaths.
Unfortunately, fatal accidents can occur at any time, subsequently leaving loved ones with not only the pain and suffering of losing a family member but extremely high expenses as well. While it may be difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to understand that they likely have significant rights at this time.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly negligent drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys today.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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