Beaumont, CA (May 2, 2023) An elderly woman, by the name of Pla Khang, was fatally struck by a truck while walking on a Beaumont street, authorities reported today.
Pla Khang, 84, from Banning, was tragically hit around 8:40 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Highland Springs Avenue and Sixth Street, as per the Beaumont Police Department.
The department stated that Khang was walking on Sixth Street in an unspecified direction when the large truck collided with her.
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The driver promptly stopped, according to the police. Onlookers dialed 911, and Riverside County Fire Department paramedics arrived within minutes, pronouncing the victim dead at the site of the incident.
Police officers questioned the truck driver, who was found to be sober and subsequently allowed to leave the scene, the police department confirmed.
Liability In Beaumont 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 Beaumont Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman tragically killed in this collision. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police.
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