RIVERSIDE, CA (December 27, 2022) – A 34-year-old man struck and killed while walking along a west Riverside street on Christmas night was identified today.
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Jarron Bonner of Riverside was fatally injured about 11 p.m. Sunday on Tyler Street, just south of Hole Avenue, according to the Riverside Police Department.
Sgt. James Elliott said Bonner was walking in southbound lanes when a 2001 Lincoln sedan driven by a 25-year-old motorist approached at an unknown speed.
Elliott said the driver, whose identity was not disclosed, did not see the victim in time to stop and hit him.
The motorist, who was not hurt, immediately pulled over.
Patrol officers and paramedics reached the location within minutes and found Bonner in grave condition. He was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died shortly after midnight Monday.
The driver was questioned but not arrested.
The investigation is ongoing.
Liability In Riverside 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 Jarron Bonner’s Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jarron Bonner. 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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