Man, 54, Killed in Hemet Pedestrian Accident
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2018) — A 54-year-old man who was pushing a shopping cart was struck and killed Friday as he crossed the street.
The fatal crash took place about 6 a.m. on Oct. 5th at the intersection of Sanderson Avenue and Mustang Way, according to Hemet police.
The man was wearing dark clothing as he crossed Sanderson westbound in a marked crosswalk, but witnesses say the traffic light for the pedestrian was red. A driver in a Scion FR-S was traveling toward the intersection with a green light when the 20-year-old driver struck the victim.
The driver stopped and called 911 for help. The driver was questioned by police who were investigating the collision, but later released. No charges were made.
Hemet Accident Investigation
Police are piecing together evidence and will determine fault for this crash.
We offer our condolences to the family of the man who died.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances.
An injured person should seek out immediate and ongoing medical care until they are completely better. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members against those responsible and or their insurance company.
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