ORO GRANDE, California (January 4, 2016) — Christi Meyer, 35, of Oro Grande was killed Saturday night in a pedestrian accident at the intersection of Chatsworth and National Trails US Highway 66, according to a report by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner.
According to the report, Meyer was attempting to cross National Trails Highway when a driver traveling southbound in a pickup truck struck her down. Paramedics responded to the scene to help the injured woman, but she died of her injuries there.
The California Highway Patrol is heading up the investigation into the crash and will determine liability.
“Pedestrians always have the right-of-way as they cross the road because they are more vulnerable to injury or death,” said Attorney James Johnson. “Police will interview all those involved and witnesses if there are any as well as gather evidence at the scene to make their final determination of who is liable for this person’s death.”
There are times when the driver may be cited or charged with a crime in the death of a pedestrian such as if they are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they flee the scene of the crash or they are engaged in an illegal act. A driver who is speeding or driving recklessly may also be cited or charged with a crime if someone is killed in a collision.
“This is a tragedy for the family of this woman as they cope with her sudden loss,” said Johnson. “My condolences go out to them at this difficult time.”
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