George Xedes Killed in Antelope Pedestrian Accident on Walerga Road near Elverta Road in Antelope
Antelope, California (January 20, 2020) – The pedestrian who died after being hit by a vehicle early Sunday morning in Antelope has been identified as George James Xedes, 65, of North Highlands.
The fatal crash occurred at around 12:35 a.m. Sunday, January 19 on southbound Walerga Road near Elverta Road.
Authorities said Xedes was walking westbound across Walerga Road when for an unknown reason, a southbound 1999 Toyota Corolla struck him.
Xedes was declared deceased at the scene at about 12:44 a.m.
The driver of the Toyota, Andrew Jogesh Lal, 25, of Rocklin, stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Police closed southbound Walerga Road following the accident.
The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with details regarding this accident is urged to call CHP at 916-348-2300.
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.