Shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 26th, 60-year-old Karen Lee Henthorn was killed in a pedestrian accident in San Bernardino. While traversing the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Lynwood Drive in a crosswalk, Henthorn was struck by a blue 1994 Honda sedan. She was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 6:35 p.m. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
San Bernardino County accounted for 39 of the 596 fatalities and 472 of the 13,083 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents throughout the state in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, pedestrian fatalities declined by 9.2 percent in California.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Karen Lee Henthorn, the pedestrian who was killed in the accident in San Bernardino last Monday.
Resources for accident victims and their families, including links to pedestrian advocacy groups and articles on pedestrian rights and the process of pursuing an injury or a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.