[11-15-2021] Riverside County, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Murrieta Kills One

A 36-year-old man identified as Darron K. was killed after a deadly pedestrian crash on a busy road in Murrieta on early Monday morning, November 15, 2021.

[11-15-2021] Riverside County, CA - Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Murrieta Kills OneThe deadly crash happened at approximately 5:00 a.m. in the 25000 block of Jefferson Avenue, just north of Guava Street.

A northbound white pickup truck was traveling on Jefferson Avenue when, for unclear reasons, he struck the pedestrian that was walking on the #3 lane in Jefferson.

The pedestrian was fatally injured in the mishap. Emergency personnel later arrived at the scene and found the pedestrian lying in the roadway.

Unfortunately, despite the life-saving measures performed by the emergency personnel, the man later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the pickup truck driver was uninjured in the crash. He remained at the scene and willingly cooperated with authorities.

The accident is currently under further investigation. Anyone that can give additional helpful information about the crash is urged to contact Murrieta PD Traffic Investigator Jared Matthews at (951) 461-6315. Callers can refer to incident file number MR21-6003 and can remain anonymous.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Accidents involving pedestrians are among the most deadly on the road. Because pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to road hazards, they account for the majority of the incidents. An accident could leave them vulnerable.

More than any other traffic accident, pedestrian collisions are among the most lethal. This is primarily due to pedestrians’ high risk of death or serious injury. After all, they have zero protection in the event of an accident.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, there was a 27% increase in the number of pedestrian deaths between 2007 and 2016, while other types of traffic-related deaths decreased by 14%.

Pedestrian deaths claim the lives of one person every 88 minutes on average. In 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrian deaths in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2017, an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for injuries not fatally caused by collisions.

Riverside County Fatal Pedestrian Accident Attorneys for Victims

People who are unlucky enough to be involved in a pedestrian accident are often left with serious injuries or even death. Following a tragedy, the victim’s family may be overcome with grief and unsure of what to do next.

The best way to get back on your feet after a pedestrian accident is to seek the advice of an experienced attorney. A wrongful death claim can be filed with the help of an attorney. The only catch is that they’ll need to move quickly.

The statute of limitations for a pedestrian accident in California requires filing a lawsuit within two years of the accident date. To be eligible for compensation for damages sustained in a pedestrian accident, you must file a claim for damages within that period.

Trying to find a reputable law firm that can aggressively defend your interests? Speak with one of our experienced Riverside County pedestrian attorneys from Arash Law now. Let us know how to help you by calling our toll-free hotline (888) 488-1391 or stopping by one of our six offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Riverside, and Orange County.

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