Man Killed in Indio Accident at Avenue 48 and Madison Street Thursday
INDIO (August 30, 2018) – A fatal traffic accident involving a pedestrian occurred in the area of Avenue 48 and Madison Street on Thursday afternoon, according to The Desert Sun.
The collision took place at about 3:30 p.m.
As per the article, police said for an unknown reason a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Avenue 48 and Madison Street.
Paramedics responded to the scene and found the man in the roadway with life-threatening injuries. The victim was immediately transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Indio, August 30
The name of the deceased has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the driver of the car involved stopped and stayed at the scene following the crash. KESQ wrote that the westbound lanes of Avenue 48 were forced to shut down for several hours.
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 car 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 victim 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.