A 67-year-old woman identified as Olinda Limache A. was killed after a fatal pedestrian accident in Perris on Monday morning, June 21st.
The fatal accident took place at the intersection of Rider Street and Redlands Avenue in Perris at around 11:04 p.m. A passing blue 2003 Honda CR struck the pedestrian under unclear circumstances. How the accident occurred, and the reason it happened has not been established.
Responding medical personnel performed life-saving measures on the victim. Unfortunately, the victim was unable to survive her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Drugs and alcohol did not play a role in the accident. Local authorities are currently investigating the case.
Anyone that can give more information about the accident is urged to call Deputy Kiebach at the Perris Sheriff’s Station, (951) 210-1074.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrian accidents are becoming a growing concern not just in California but also for the entire country. Victims of pedestrian accidents have been increasing throughout the years. Pedestrians currently make up a large percentage of traffic fatalities in the past 33 years.
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have increased by 27 percent from 2007-2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14 percent. Pedestrian accidents are unlike other types of accidents just because pedestrians have no protection in an accident. Those riding in cars are in vehicles that weigh an average of at least 4,000 pounds and have seat belts and airbags to protect them. Even bicyclists typically have helmets to protect them.
Meanwhile, pedestrians are completely defenseless and vulnerable in the event of someone else’s negligence in the circumstances in which most pedestrian accidents occur. Pedestrian accidents are commonly caused by negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.
Riverside County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
According to California law, you must file a pedestrian accident lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident. If you miss the deadline, you are precluded from ever pursuing a lawsuit to recover compensation for the injuries you sustained in a pedestrian accident.
You will be precluded from seeking compensation in a lawsuit even if your injuries are severe. A California wrongful death lawsuit must also be brought within two years of the date of the accident. A family member is precluded from bringing a wrongful death lawsuit if it is not filed within that time period.
Our lawyers from Arash Law are available 24/7 to help. A pedestrian accident lawyer from Arash Law will help you stay one step ahead of the insurance company or responsible party and avoid mistakes that jeopardize your claim. Our attorneys will also perform an immediate investigation to gather evidence while it is still available.
We can also handle talks with the insurance company, calculate your damages, and use proven legal strategies during settlement negotiations and potential litigation. Don’t delay, and contact our firm today at (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney.