Pedestrian Incidents Near California

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Man Killed After Vehicle Incident

Crossing an interstate is very risky no matter what time of day. Early morning, rush hour, or after dark would probably be the riskiest.

Police officials say that a sixty-seven year old man was sadly killed after he was hit by a vehicle on Interstate 15 one morning.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Coroner’s Division was able to identify the victim as Keith Gary Richmond. Mr. Richmond sadly passed away after the incident. The incident happened at the southbound I-15 North of Highway 138 at 12:53 a.m.

The California Highway Patrol officials said that Mr. Richmond was walking in the southbound No.1 lane of the I-15, travelling south when the crash happened. Mr. Richmond was hit by a sixty-three year old Oak Hills man who was driving a 2001 Toyota Prius. The car was also travelling south in the No.1 lane.

CHP Statement About the Incident:

Due to [Richmond] walking in the No. 1 lane of I-15, the Toyota Prius collided into [him].

Mr. Richmond suffered very traumatic injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Luckily, there were no other injuries to be reported.

There was a SigAlert issued for the No.1,2, and 3 southbound I-15 lanes at 1:22 in the morning. This was so that the officials could safely investigate the scene. All lanes were reportedly open just after 3:30 in the morning.

According to the the investigation thus far, alcohol or drugs weren’t a factor in this crash. The situation is still under investigation at this time.

If anyone has any information they are asked to contact Officer M. Tovsen who is with the San Bernardino CHP Office. He can be reached at 909-383-257.

Pedestrian Accident Leads to Investigation

Being any emergency worker must be pretty daunting. You never know what kind of scene or how bad the scene is that you’re responding to.

According to reports, around 5:30 in the morning, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) had to investigate a radio call for service that involved a traffic collision involving a pedestrian. This happened at the 300 block of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). When the officers arrived to the scene, they found a pedestrian in the roadway. The involved vehicle along with the driver were both luckily on scene when the officers arrived.

According to the reports, there was a second vehicle found on the PCH in Pacific Palisades.

Sadly, the pedestrian was already deceased before the officers arrived to the scene. Both drivers are cooperating with the investigation. At this time, there’s no reason to think that the driver was impaired at the time of the incident.

At this time the investigation is ongoing and the investigators are asking that if anyone has any information about this sad incident or if you were in the area at the time of the crash then please contact the lead investigator, Jason Olson. He can be reached at (310)458-8954. You can also speak with Sergeant Cortez at (310) 459-8713.

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Knowledge and Experience

Our team of expert personal injury attorneys has extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with injury cases pertaining to pedestrians. On your behalf we will perform extensive research, thoroughly interview witnesses, review police reports, accident reports and medical records to build a solid case around your accident.

Liability and Comparable Negligence

It is important to fully understand the nature of your pedestrian accident and to determine the level of negligence and liability of the other party. The state of California has specific criteria for determining defendant liability as well as comparative negligence and the attorneys at the DAG Law Firm will support you in understanding this process.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Victims of pedestrian accidents may suffer severe physical injuries that often include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Lacerations, Contusions and Abrasions
  • Bone Dislocation
  • Amputation
  • Cosmetic Disfigurement
  • Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Traumatic Head Injuries
  • Death

Recovering Compensation for your Pedestrian Accident

Under certain circumstances, you may discover that your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance does not adequately cover the extent of damages suffered. In this situation, our attorneys will assist you in seeking further compensation from the PIP policy of the involved party through a personal injury lawsuit. Various discrepancies may arise between you and the defendants and it is important to align yourself with a personal injury attorneythat is well versed in California pedestrian-related accidents.

With exorbitant medical expenses, loss of wages and your livelihood dramatically impacted, a pedestrian accident can be detrimental to your health and family. In some extreme cases, wrongful death may be the result and you or your family members may be faced with excessive funerary costs as well as the loss of vital income. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:

  • Payment for current and ongoing medical expenses
  • Payment for emotional and psychological distress
  • Payment for loss of wages and income earning ability
  • Payment for pain and suffering

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