Juan Duran-Espinoza identified as pedestrian fatally struck on 10 fwy
BEAUMONT, CA (November 21, 2022) – Authorities today identified Juan Duran-Espinoza, a pedestrian that was struck and killed on the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental (10) Highway in Beaumont.
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The crash took place on the Oak Valley Parkway at mile marker 6 and was reported at 6:46 p.m. Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The pedestrian died at the scene, according to the CHP. The Riverside County coroner’s office identified him as 78-year-old Juan Duran-Espinoza of Beaumont.
The call was turned over to Cal Fire Riverside, the CHP reported.
Liability In Beaumont 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 Juan Duran-Espinoza’s Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Juan Duran-Espinoza. 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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