VICTORVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2023) – Edson Wilkins Tan, 35, died in a pedestrian accident Friday night on Bear Valley Road in Victorville.
The deadly crash occurred at around 10:29 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22nd, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office.
Edson Wilkins Tan was reportedly crossing the roadway near the In-N-Out fast food restaurant when he was hit by a vehicle, according to Victor Valley News. The motorist stopped and called for help.
Paramedics responded, but were unable to save the injured man.
There is an investigation underway by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Hesperia Station.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Fatal pedestrian accidents in California rose 9.4 percent from 1,013 in 2020 to 1,108 in 2021, according to statistics compiled by the California Office of Traffic Safety.
Victorville accounted for 38 pedestrian deaths in 2020 and overall had 639 traffic fatalities that year, the OTS reports.
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