Leah Meyers-Mccracken ID’d as Woman Killed in Indian Wells Pedestrian Accident at Cook Street and Desert Horizon Way
Indian Wells, California (February 2, 2020) – The Riverside County Coroner’s Bureau has identified the woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday night in Indian Wells as Leah Meyers-Mccracken, 22, of Yucca Valley.
The deadly pedestrian accident took place at around 9:43 p.m. Friday, January 31 at the intersection of Cook Street and Desert Horizon Way.
Authorities said Meyers-Mccracken was on the road when, for undetermined reasons, she was hit by a Honda minivan driven by a 41-year-old Palm Desert woman.
Meyers-McCracken was pronounced dead at the scene at around 9:50 p.m.
The driver of the Honda minivan stopped at the scene and cooperated with authorities. It is undetermined if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.
The Riverside County Sheriff Department is investigating the crash.
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