[11-17-2021] San Bernardino County, CA – One Person Killed After a Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Barstow

A 79-year-old Jerry Lee E. was killed after a deadly pedestrian crash in Barstow on Wednesday evening, November 17, 2021.

[11-17-2021] San Bernardino County, CA - One Person Killed After a Fatal Pedestrian Crash in BarstowAccording to the initial reports from local authorities, the crash happened at approximately 6:09 p.m. in the area of Armory Road in Barstow.

The victim was struck by a passing vehicle for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the accident have not been established.

The elderly pedestrian was seriously injured in the crash. Unfortunately, he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

Local authorities are further investigating the cause of the accident. No arrests have been made at the moment.

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Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The number of pedestrian deaths in the United States has risen steadily in recent years. Between 2007 and 2016, the number of people killed while walking rose by 27%, while the number of people killed in other types of traffic accidents dropped by 14%.

Unfortunately, California’s roadways are not quite safe enough for pedestrians. California’s pedestrian fatality rate is 25 percent higher than the national average. Accidents involving pedestrians resulted in more than 14,000 injuries and 893 deaths in just one year (2018).

Children and the elderly are most likely to be injured or killed while walking anywhere in California. 4,000 elderly Americans were injured in pedestrian accidents last year, resulting in over 700 deaths across the country.

A variety of reasons causes pedestrian accidents. Some common reasons pedestrian accidents occur are irresponsible drivers who refuse to obey traffic rules, drunk driving, speeding, and weather.

San Bernardino County Personal Injury Attorneys for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents often cause major injuries and death for those who are not fortunate enough. The victim’s family can be overwhelmed with grief and perplexed about the next thing to do following the catastrophe.

Talking to a professional pedestrian lawyer is frequently the best approach to recover. An attorney can aid you in filing a wrongful death lawsuit. However, they have to do it fast.

It is crucial to examine your legal options with an attorney if you or a loved one has been wounded or tragically murdered in a traffic accident.

If someone else’s negligence caused the accident, you might be entitled to compensation. Arash Law’s experienced San Bernardino personal injury attorneys are available to speak with you about your legal options at no cost or commitment to you.

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