Riverside, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Big Rig Crash on Riverside Freeway
Riverside, CA (February 1, 2024) – A pedestrian in Riverside lost their life in a crash that took place on Thursday morning, February 1st. The accident occurred just after midnight on the Riverside Freeway near La Sierra Avenue.
According to a report from the scene, the victim was walking on or near the roadway when they were hit by a tractor-trailer that was traveling westbound. The pedestrian, who was not identified, suffered critical injuries in the crash and later succumbed to their injuries. No one else was hurt. There is no additional information on how the accident took place at this time. The road was temporarily closed while police investigated the crash and cleared the area. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene and find alternate routes of travel if possible.
There is no word on whether any charges will be filed in connection with the crash. There is no further information available at this time.
We want to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal pedestrian crash in Riverside.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Pedestrian accidents in California continue to pose a major problem. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, crashes involving pedestrians have been on the rise in recent years. According to statistics, more than 800 pedestrians will lose their lives on California’s roadways each year. In addition, more than 14,000 others will suffer injuries, including many who will be seriously hurt. There is about an 80% chance of pedestrian accidents leading to some type of injury. As the most vulnerable accident victims on the road, pedestrians are far more likely than others to sustain life-altering injuries.
Under California law, pedestrian crash victims can seek compensation for their injuries. In the case of a fatal accident, the victim’s family can step in and seek damages on behalf of their loved one. California’s wrongful death laws provide family members with the opportunity to obtain compensation for the following damages:
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of love and affection
- Lost wages
- Funeral and medical bills
- Punitive damages in some cases
- Pain and suffering
A California wrongful death lawsuit is a complicated legal procedure. It is important to have an attorney who understands the laws and your legal rights. Before you take any steps with your case, you should seek qualified legal advice. At Benji Personal Injury, we serve Riverside and areas throughout Southern California. We have the expertise needed to handle complex and serious accident claims. Our team will fight for you every step of the way.
When you need a tough and aggressive law firm to seek justice on your behalf, you can count on us. There is no fee unless we win and we always offer free consultations for all potential clients. You may have a limited time to act so you should reach out to us as soon as possible. To schedule your appointment with a Riverside personal injury lawyer, please contact us using our online form or give us a call at 866-236-5474.
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