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Jovanna Perales, 19, Fatal San Jacinto Pedestrian Accident (March 9)

Jovanna Perales Hit by Car in Fatal Car Accident

 Jovanna Perales, 19, Fatal San Jacinto Pedestrian Accident (March 9)SAN JACINTO, Calif. (March 12, 2018) — Jovanna Perales, 19, of San Jacinto was killed Friday night in a pedestrian accident at San Jacinto Avenue and Esplanade Avenue, according to the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner.

The collision took place at 11:08 p.m. when a driver in a Nissan Versa was heading westbound on Esplande Avenue. The driver reportedly struck the victim who was walking northbound on San Jacinto Avenue.

Witnesses told police that the driver had a green light, but the pedestrian was walking against the do not walk signal and reportedly walked in front of the vehicle. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, but she sadly died of her injuries there.

The crash remains under investigation by the San Jacinto Police Department to determine liability. Witnesses or anyone with information about this collision may contact call Deputy Cortez at the San Jacinto Police Department at 951-487-7352.

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Pedestrians always have the right-of-way in the roadway and drivers must yield them the right-of-way. However, a driver may not be responsible if it can be proven that the pedestrian was at fault.

When a victim dies in a collision, the driver’s account of what happened may be the only one police have to determine fault. That’s why there must be a full investigation into what led to this collision to establish what happened.  Those who suffered a loss or injuries in a collision such as this one, may have grounds for a wrongful death or personal injury claim. This is always a personal decision, but for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident can be significant.

It’s important to note, however, that it’s quite common for insurance companies to try and avoid paying out a claim even when they know their insured is responsible. They may also make an offer to settle for far less than the full amount owed.

If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. Give our office a call at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation. – sks

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