Bill Demastus ID’d as 95-Year-Old Man Killed in Claremont Pedestrian Accident on Indian Hill Boulevard
Claremont, California (March 2, 2020) – Authorities have identified the person who was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident on Saturday morning in Claremont as Bill Demastus, 95.
The crash happened at about 7 a.m., on February 22, on Indian Hill Boulevard, just south of the railroad tracks.
The police said Demastus was walking outside the crosswalk when a Honda Civic struck him.
Demastus was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center with serious injuries. He was later pronounced dead on Tuesday 25.
The involved motorist stopped and cooperated with the police.
The crash remains under investigation.
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