Erik Herrera Killed in Valle Vista Pedestrian Accident on Highway 74
Valle Vista, California (March 1, 2020) – The pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday night in Valle Vista has been identified as Erik Herrera, 36, of Hemet.
Authorities said Herrera was in the 45000 block of State Route 74 at around 7:06 p.m. Friday, February 28, when a vehicle hit him.
Herrera was pronounced dead at the scene.
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