Authorities Investigating Desert Hot Springs Pedestrian Crash at Palm Drive and 18th Avenue
Desert Hot Springs, California (February 24, 2020) – Authorities are investigating the cause of a fatal pedestrian accident that happened on Saturday morning in Desert Hot Springs.
The fatal crash took place at approximately 4:40 a.m. February 22, in the area of Palm Drive and 18th Avenue, the Riverside County Fire Department reported.
As per the report, an unidentified pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while walking at the intersection for unknown reasons.
The victim died in the accident.
Details about the driver of the involved vehicle were not immediately disclosed at the time of the report.
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