Man, 47, Struck by 3 Vehicles on Bonita Avenue Near Poplar Street
CABAZON, Riverside County (May 24, 2018) – A fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Bonita Avenue after midnight Wednesday, according to the Sun.
Preliminary investigation revealed an unidentified man was walking southbound on Bonita Avenue, just west of Poplar Street, when he was struck by a Dodge truck traveling west on Bonita.
The pedestrian was apparently unable to recover following the collision, and was ran over by two other vehicles. As per the article, the first motorist who hit the victim attempted to use the light from his phone to warn the drivers but they both hit the man.
Pedestrian Killed in Cabazon Hit-and-Run Accident
Officials said the pedestrian died as a result of the accident.
Meanwhile, the a gray vehicle the ran over the victim reportedly continued driving following the collision.
Investigators handling the case continue to work at this time to determine the exact circumstances that led to the deadly accident.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
Riverside County Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of the vehicles 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 a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a 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.
Furthermore, motorists are obliged to remain at the scene after being involved in a collision. A driver who flees the area without rendering assistance or leaving a contact information can be subjected to felony hit-and-run charges.
Depending on the results of the investigation, family members of the pedestrian killed in this accident may have the right to a wrongful death claim. The surviving family members of victims in similar incidents may be entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in a hit-and-run collision 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 Riverside County wrongful death lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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