Balbina Hernandez, 67, Struck and Killed by Vehicle on 15 Freeway
MOUNTAIN PASS, San Bernardino County (May 30, 2018) – A 67-year-old woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle on the Interstate 15 Freeway early Monday, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The victim has since been identified as Balbina Hernandez.
At about 3:12 a.m., a woman was reportedly hit by a passing vehicle on the interstate near mile marker 164. Primary reports indicated the pedestrian was crossing the southbound lanes of the freeway while on foot when the incident occurred.
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Officials said Hernandez was found lifeless at the location. The pedestrian suffered fatal trauma as a result of the collision.
No immediate information was disclosed on the identity and whereabouts of the motorist involved.
As per the press release, the Barstow Office of the California Highway Patrol continues to investigate the incident.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Ms. Balbina Hernandez as they search for peace and comfort.
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A forensic examination of the vehicle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not the driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not the motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members of Ms. Balbina Hernandez may have the right a wrongful death claim. The surviving family of wrongful death victims are entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of a pedestrian accident and you are seeking answers, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced San Bernardino County lawyers who specializes in pedestrian accident cases. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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