Russian Woman Killed in La Quinta Accident
LA QUINTA (January 18, 2018)- Zina Kriveztkaya, 66, of Russia, died in a pedestrian accident Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Adams Street and Avenue 47, according to the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner.
Riverside County sheriff officials were dispatched to the scene of the accident which transpired at approximately 12:45 p.m. Police say a driver in a Cadillac sedan turned westbound onto Avenue 47, from Adams. The pedestrian was hit by the vehicle.
Witnesses may contact the La Quinta Police Department at 760-863-8990
Pedestrian Hit by Car in La Quinta
The victim was severely injured and rushed to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs where she later died of her injuries.
Photos of the accident posted by KESQ News showed that least one fire truck and several sheriff deputy vehicles present at the site of the accident.
The accident is being investigated by the La Quinta Police Department.
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Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian.
A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the victim, Zina Kriveztkaya, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what transpired. This will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver was not under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, police said. Other factors to consider, was the driver distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact? Police will ultimately determine fault for this accident and issue a report.
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