Don Dedinas ID’d as Man Killed in Placerville Pedestrian Accident on Missouri Flat Road near Perks Court
Placerville, California (March 17, 2020) – The pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle earlier this month in Placerville has been identified as Don J. Dedinas, 52, of Foothill Farms.
The deadly accident happened on Missouri Flat Road near Perks Court, just south of Highway 50 at around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.
According to a report by the California Highway Patrol, Dedinas was possibly rolling a car tire in a traffic lane of the roadway when he was struck by a 2007 Mitsubishi Raider that was traveling northbound on Missouri Flat.
Dedinas was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Raider, Maria Caceres, 73, of Pollock Pines, stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police. Alcohol or drugs were not suspected to be factors on Caceres’s part.
The accident 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