Chris Buck, 35, Hit and Killed by Car on Highway 138 in Phelan
PHELAN (FEBRUARY 26, 2018) – A pedestrian was killed after a traffic collision along Highway 132 on February 12, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Christopher Star Buck, of Pinon Hills.
As per the statement released by the department, officials received a report at 4:42 a.m. on February 12 about a male pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on eastbound Highway 12, west of Highway 2.
Phelan Fatal Accident on Highway 138, February 12
The man, identified as Buck, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
Meanwhile, the press released did not mention whether the driver involved stopped and cooperated with the authorities following the incident. The investigation is ongoing.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Christopher Buck during such difficult times.
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A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the pedestrian victim, 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.
The surviving family of Mr. Christopher Buck will have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident caused by the negligence of another individual, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call today at 800-235-6801 and speak with our experiencedSan Bernardino County wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.
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