An unidentified pedestrian was struck and killed in a Mira Loma car wreck that occurred on September 12‚ 2011‚ around 3:06 a.m. at Country Village Road and Philadelphia Avenue near Highway 60 (US-60). According to Riverside County sheriff’s officials‚ the pedestrian was walking in the northbound lanes when he was struck by a vehicle travelling north.
The motorist failed to notice the pedestrian in time and fatally wounded him. The injured pedestrian was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the deceased pedestrian. From the facts set forth in the news story‚ it appears that the motorist was at fault for causing this serious car wreck that claimed one life.
Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950(a)‚ “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection….” The deceased’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County pedestrian accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights and options and assure that the at-fault motorist is apprehended and brought to justice.
The pedestrian’s family members can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault motorist to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs‚ loss of anticipated earnings‚ loss of love‚ care and companionship‚ and other accident-related damages.
Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved the pedestrian for such a heart rendering loss.
Ross Jurewitz represents people killed or injured in Riverside County pedestrian accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in a car wreck. If you or a loved one suffers from a serious pedestrian injury wreck‚ please contact our personal injury office at 888-233-5020.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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