Pedestrian Man, 30, of Apple Valley, Fatally Struck
VICTORVILLE (August 9, 2018)- According to the Victorville Valley News, a 30-year-old man of Apple Valley who has not been ID’d by name sadly suffered fatal injuries after being struck while walking along the shoulder of the I-15 north freeway at or near D Street.
Authorities responded to a call after the collision occurred at roughly 1:45 a.m.
The victim was allegedly struck by a truck-tractor and believed to have died on impact.
No details were provided in regards to the driver of the truck-tractor and whether or not the driver remained at the scene following the collision.
Meanwhile, all of I-15 north was temporarily shut down for several hours forcing drivers to exit at the D Street off-ramp.
Authorities are in the process of investigating and encourage anyone who may have any information to contact the CHP Victorville officer at 760-241-1186.
This story will be updated pending the disclosure of the victim’s name and any additional key specifics pertaining to this incident.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort.
Victorville Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the information provided in this report, it seems as though the driver of the truck-tractor could be held partially liable for the collision. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast the driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the big rig. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the big rig such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family members of the 30-year-old male victim may be subject to a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the truck pending the findings of the investigation. Wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for damages including funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
If you have lost a loved one following a catastrophic accident, contact our wrongful death lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden tragic loss. Contact us today at 855-703-4186.
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