Woman Killed in Desert Hot Springs Accident at Palm and Buena Vista
DESERT HOT SPRINGS (July 20, 2018) – A pedestrian was killed after a traffic accident in the area of Palm Drive and Buena Vista Avenue on Friday night, according to KESQ News.
The collision took place shortly before 8:15 p.m.
As per the article, Desert Hot Springs police said for an unknown reason a female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Palm Drive and Buena Vista Avenue.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Desert Hot Springs Friday
The woman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver who hit the victim stopped and cooperated with the authorities. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the family members and friends of the deceased during such a difficult time.
Riverside County Wrongful Death Lawyer
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 deadly 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 the deceased woman may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit pending the result of the investigation. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, 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 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced Riverside County wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.