Man Killed in Palm Desert Accident at Dinah Shore Drive and Miriam Way Identified as Kurt Scheel
Palm Desert, California (February 29, 2020) – A 52-year-old Rancho Mirage man died after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Dinah Shore Drive and Miriam Way in Palm Desert Thursday evening.
Kurt Scheel was crossing the road in a crosswalk at around 5:58 Thursday, February 27, when he was hit by a Chevrolet Suburban driven by a 34-year-old Palm Desert man.
Authorities responded and pronounced Scheel dead at the scene.
The driver of the Suburban stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police. He was later released.
Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said