Marilyn Mc Killian Killed in San Bernardino Pedestrian Accident on N. Arrowhead Avenue near W. Baseline Street
San Bernardino, California (February 6, 2020) – The pedestrian who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday afternoon in San Bernardino has been identified as Marilyn Mc Killian, 64, of San Bernardino.
The deadly accident occurred at around 3:23 p.m. Wednesday, February 5 on N. Arrowhead Avenue, just north of W. Baseline Street.
Authorities said Mc Killian was riding her motorized wheelchair across Arrowhead Avenue in a westerly direction, just north of the crosswalk when she was hit by a white tractor-trailer that was turning onto Arrowhead Avenue.
Mc Killian was declared dead at the scene at around 3:31 p.m.
The driver of the tractor-trailer reportedly fled the scene.
It is undetermined if alcohol or drugs were factors in the accident.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
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.
The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the accident is urged to call San Bernardino Police Department at (909) 384-5792.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