PERRIS, CA (December 8, 2022) – A pedestrian was struck and killed when he stepped in front of a vehicle that had just exited Interstate 215 in Perris, authorities said today.
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The fatality occurred at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday near the D Street exit ramp from southbound I-215, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
The agency said the victim, whose identity has not been released, was crossing D Street as a motorist exited the freeway and entered the two-lane corridor. The 37-year-old driver, whose identity was not disclosed, was unable to stop in time to prevent hitting the man, who was crossing the roadway where there is no crosswalk, authorities said.
Paramedics reached the location within minutes and attempted life- saving measures, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The motorist was questioned by deputies but not arrested. Anyone with information about the death was asked to contact the sheriff’s Perris Station at 951-210-1000.
Liability In Perris 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 the Pedestrian Killed in Perris
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of man tragically killed in this pedestrian 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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