Pedestrian killed in Moreno Valley on Indian Street and Hemlock Avenue
MORENO VALLEY, CA (July 13, 2022) – A pedestrian pushing a shopping cart was struck and killed on a Moreno Valley street , authorities said today.
The fatality occurred about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday on Indian Street, just north of Hemlock Avenue, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Sgt. Robert Grmusha said that the victim, whose identity was not immediately released, was pushing his cart north in the northbound traffic lane on Indian when a 2005 Toyota Scion XB approached him from behind, traveling at an unknown speed.
The Toyota struck the victim in the roadway, and the driver, also not identified, immediately stopped, according to Grmusha.
He said county fire paramedics arrived minutes later and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene.
The motorist was uninjured and was questioned by deputies.
“It was undetermined if alcohol or drugs were factors in the collision, pending toxicology tests,” the sergeant said.
The driver was not arrested.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Moreno Valley station at 951-486-6727.
via City News Service
Liability In Moreno 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 Moreno Valley Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the decedent in this case. 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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