Pedestrian struck and killed in front of Victor Valley College by driver of white pickup truck
VICTORVILLE, CA (August 10, 2022) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck in front of Victor Valley College on Tuesday according to VVNG.
The accident was reported around 3:46 a.m. on the 18200 block of Bear Valley Road west of Jacaranda Avenue, in front of Victor Valley College.
Emergency response arrived to find a pedestrian deceased on the road.
The driver of the white pickup remained on the scene and was said to be cooperating with Sheriff’s officials.
The Sheriff’s department closed Bear Valley Road between Spring Valley Parkway and Jacaranda Avenue as it conducted its investigation.
This story is still developing, and we will update it once more information becomes available to us.
Liability In Victorville 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 front of Victor Valley College
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of person killed in this tragic pedestrian accident. 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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