MEAD VALLEY, CA (November 15, 2022) – An 18-year-old woman struck and killed in a Mead Valley pedestrian accident. She was in the middle of crossing the street when she was hit by a sedan, whose driver lost control and crashed after running into the young woman, authorities said today.
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Rosa Martinez of Moreno Valley was fatally injured about 6 p.m. Saturday in the 21000 block of Nandina Avenue, just east of Brown Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officer Javier Navarro said the victim was walking north to south on Nandina when a 19-year-old Perris man in a 2009 Honda Civic approached at an unknown speed from the west.
“For reasons still under investigation, the driver of the Honda struck the pedestrian,” Navarro said. “The Honda then traveled out of control, overturning and coming to rest on the south shoulder of Nandina.”
Riverside County Fire Department crews reached the location within a few minutes and pronounced Martinez dead at the scene.
The driver suffered minor injuries, for which he was treated at Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley.
Navarro said that alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the deadly incident.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Riverside CHP office at 951-637-8000.
Liability In Mead Valley Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating a Mead Valley Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the young woman tragically killed in this collision. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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