65-Year-Old Dorothy Velarde Dies in San Bernardino Pedestrian Accident near Baseline Street and Wall Avenue
San Bernardino, California (January 24, 2020) - A deadly crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian left a 65-year-old woman dead on Wednesday evening in San Bernardino, according to the San Bernardino Police Department.
The crash just before 5:45 p.m. January 22 took place near Baseline Street and Wall Avenue.
According to the report, San Bernardino resident Dorothy Velarde walked into Baseline Street from the center median and was struck by a gray Infiniti traveling westbound.
Velarde sadly succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the collision.
The driver, who was not immediately identified, remained at the scene.
Police said the driver did not show signs of intoxication.
San Bernardino police are investigating the collision.
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