[05-23-2023] San Bernardino County, CA – 65-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle in Lucerne Valley

[05-23-2023] 65-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle in Lucerne ValleyA 65-year-old pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle in Lucerne Valley, San Bernardino County, late Tuesday evening, May 23, 2023.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the fatal crash happened around 10:19 p.m. between Buenos Aires Road and Buena Vista Road.

The pedestrian was identified as Edward S., an Apple Valley resident who was declared dead at the scene.

The authorities have not released any further information about the fatal crash.

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In California, pedestrians have the same legal protections as drivers, passengers, and cyclists. If a driver’s carelessness caused an accident that injured you while you were a pedestrian, you might be entitled to compensation.

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What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

It’s possible that you won’t be able to think clearly after a car accident. Your lawsuit’s outcome will be greatly influenced by the statements and actions you made at the scene of the accident. The following tips may help you avoid reducing your personal injury claim value:

  • Call the police after the accident, and make sure the officer creates an accident report.
  • Document your injuries, the accident scene, property damage, weather conditions, road conditions, and the vehicle that struck you.
  • Take a picture of the driver at fault’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
  • Obtain all eyewitnesses’ names, contact information, or anyone who has seen anything.
  • Immediately visit a doctor or other healthcare professional and inform them of all affected parts of your body.
  • Keep a journal detailing your injuries and recovery. Describe how you feel, the treatment you receive, and the costs you pay.
  • A lawyer should be consulted before accepting a settlement offer from an insurance adjuster.
  • Stay off social media. Please don’t post about your accident or its circumstances.
  • Contact a notable pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrians are much more likely to die or suffer severe injuries in a collision. The injury leaves them helpless. The number of pedestrians killed or injured in car accidents in the United States has increased recently.

Between 2007 and 2016, pedestrian fatalities increased by 27%, while other traffic deaths decreased by 14%, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

In 2017, 5,977 people died on foot in the United States. According to the latest data, 88 people are killed every minute. In 2017, 137,000 people were treated in hospitals for non-fatal pedestrian injuries.

A recent study found that pedestrians in California have a higher risk of being injured or killed than in any other state. The California Department of Transportation reported that in 2020, there were 55,000 pedestrian accidents and 6,516 pedestrian deaths.

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