[06-17-2021] Riverside County, CA – One Person Killed After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Canyon Lake

A 29-year-old man identified as Michael D. was killed after a deadly pedestrian crash in Canyon Lake early Thursday morning, June 17.

[06-18-2021] Los Angeles County, CA - Injuries Reported After a Two-Vehicle Collision in Sherman Oaks The accident transpired at around 3:43 a.m. in the 31000 block of Railroad Canyon Road at Canyon Lake Drive.

The victim was crossing the roadway outside of a marked crosswalk when he was suddenly struck by a passing vehicle.

The driver that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene and called 911. Unfortunately, the pedestrian was unable to survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Local authorities are further investigating the case. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to call the Canyon Lake station at 951-245-3000.

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Pedestrian-related deaths have been on the rise over the years across the U.S. 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. Statistics show that California is particularly dangerous for pedestrians when compared with other states. In 2018 alone, 893 pedestrians were killed while 14,000 pedestrians were injured on California roadways.

According to the pertinent provisions of the California Vehicle Code, regardless of whether a pedestrian was on a marked crosswalk or not, the driver must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway. Some common reasons pedestrian accidents occur are negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians. It is vital to seek the help of an experienced attorney when facing cases like this.

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