Arthur St. Clair of Norco was tragically killed in a scooter accident after being struck by an SUV in San Jacinto.
SAN JACINTO, CA (December 19, 2022) – A 35-year-old man riding a scooter was struck and killed on a San Jacinto street in a collision with an SUV, authorities said today.
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Arthur St. Clair of Norco was fatally injured about 10:20 p.m. Sunday on South San Jacinto Avenue, near Midway Street, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
The agency said that St. Clair was going northbound on San Jacinto, traveling in lanes, when the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban impacted his scooter.
The Chevy driver did not attempt to flee.
Patrol deputies and paramedics reached the location within 10 minutes, attempting life-saving measures. However, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
“The driver of the … Suburban immediately came forward and identified herself as an involved party in the traffic collision,” the sheriff’s department said.
The woman, whose identity was not released, was questioned but not arrested.
It was not immediately known whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s San Jacinto Station at 951-654-2702.
Liability In San Jacinto Scooter Accidents
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists and other pedestrians. According to California Vehicle Code 21200, “A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this division, including, but not limited to, provisions concerning driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, and by Division 10.” There are number of common causes of motorcycle accidents including:
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Prescription drug use
- Inclement weather
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is extremely important that evidence is properly preserved and protected after an accident. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Arthur St. Clair’s Scooter Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Arthur St. Clair. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
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