Man Fatally Struck by Vehicle Near Jasmine Street
Victorville, CA (January 24, 2023) – Hector Pineda, a 37-year-old man, died following a pedestrian accident that occurred on Hesperia Road.
The Victor Valley News Group reported a vehicle struck a male party on Hesperia Road near Jasmine Street Sunday, on January 22. Officials said the horrible crash took place at about 6:15 p.m.
Deadly Pedestrian Accident on Hesperia Road in Victorville
Preliminary investigation revealed Pineda left a clinic in Victorville and stepped into the traffic lanes to walk across Hesperia Road. While in the roadway, a passing vehicle hit the man. The collision resulted in life-threatening injuries to the pedestrian. Despite life-saving efforts performed by responding paramedics, the victim sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away. The Victor Police Department later identified the deceased as Hector Pineda, of Adelanto.
Several factors surrounding the deadly crash remained unclear. At this time, detectives continue to investigate liability in the deadly accident that happened on Hesperia Road in Victorville.
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.
Source: Victor Valley News Group
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