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Riverside, CA (September 17, 2019) – A pedestrian accident on Van Buren Boulevard left one person dead on Sunday evening, September 15th. The fatal collision took place shortly before 8:00 p.m. in Riverside, according to authorities.
Officials stated that the victim was hit by a vehicle while walking along Van Buren Boulevard, just north of Arlington Avenue. Emergency crews rushed to the scene where they discovered an elderly man down in the roadway. He was unconscious upon their arrival.
Responders rushed the man to a nearby hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Police stated that the vehicle involved was a pickup truck and that the driver cooperated with authorities and was released.
Investigators are working to determine the events that led to this incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
According to reports, a pedestrian is struck and killed by a motor vehicle approximately every two hours. Pedestrian accidents in California have been reported to make up 11% of all motor vehicle accident deaths in the state. These unfavorable statistics are commonly due to the extreme vulnerability of the victim at the time of impact, which leaves pedestrians at a higher risk of suffering serious or even fatal injuries.
Deadly accidents can occur at any time, resulting in not only the pain and suffering of losing a family member but the burden of extremely high expenses as well. While it may be difficult, it is terribly important for bereaved family members to understand that they have substantial rights at this time.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal 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 knowledgeable 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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