JURUPA VALLEY, CA (November 18, 2022) – William Deis, a 65-year-old man was struck and killed on a Jurupa Valley street, where he was standing for unknown reasons, authorities said today.
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William Deis of Wildomar was fatally injured about 5:10 a.m. Thursday on Mission Boulevard, near Jolly Way, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Sgt. Javier Morando said that the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup was going westbound on Mission when Deis suddenly came into view, “standing within the roadway.”
“The driver… swerved to avoid him but struck him in the road,” Morando said.
According to the sheriff’s spokesman, the pickup driver, who was not hurt, immediately stopped and called 911.
County fire paramedics arrived minutes later and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Morando said investigators are trying to determine why Deis was on the street.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Jurupa Valley station at 951-955-2600.
Liability In Jurupa 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 William Deis’ Jurupa Valley Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of William Deis. 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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