Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Motorist On Moreno Valley Freeway
BEAUMONT, Calif. (May 14, 2018) – David Martinez, 48, of Banning, was struck and killed Saturday by a motorist on the Moreno Valley (60) Freeway in Beaumont, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The victim was killed in a collision in the eastbound lanes of the freeway at Jack Rabbit Trail about 4:49 a.m., police said.
Police closed down the No. 1 and 2 lanes of the freeway at 5:08 a.m. and the coroner’s office was dispatched to the scene
at 5:13 a.m., according to the CHP dispatch report.
The crash remains under investigation by police to determine liability.
FATAL CRASH INVESTIGATION
In the aftermath of a collision involving a pedestrian, police will be piecing together evidence, searching for surveillance video or dash camera footage, as well as any witnesses who saw what happened in order to determine liability. Under California law, a driver is required to stop and assist a victim who is hurt in a collision and contact authorities and paramedics.
Meanwhile, the family of the pedestrian who is killed in this type of collision, may have legal questions about whether or not a wrongful death action is appropriate and what types of financial losses may be recovered in this type of legal claim. Johnson Attorneys Group has been handling these types of cases throughout Southern California for more than a decade. We urge you to contact us to request a free consultation so that we may guide you through the steps and ensure your case is handled professionally and compassionately. Please call us for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.