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Riverside pedestrian killed by car on Bonita Avenue

Posted: October 3, 2022

RIVERSIDE, CA (October 3, 2022) – A 29-year-old pedestrian was killed in Riverside when he was struck by a vehicle today, and the motorist stayed at the scene to cooperate with police, authorities said.

A westbound silver 2008 Lexus on Hole Avenue struck the man, who was walking westbound in the roadway at Bonita Avenue, Riverside police Sgt. James Elliot said.

Paramedics dispatched to the location about 1:10 a.m. pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene, Elliott said.

“The driver of the Lexus was not injured in the collision and is cooperating with the investigation,” he said.

Riverside traffic detectives urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call them at 951-826-8722.

[via City News Service]

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:

  • Speeding
  • 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 in Riverside Killed on Bonita Avenue

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian who was tragically killed in this 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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