Shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, two vehicles struck and killed 32-year-old pedestrian Rashashee Carl Edwards in San Bernardino. The accident occurred at the intersection of Del Rosa Avenue and Fisher Street. The drivers remained at the scene and are assisting authorities in the investigation.
“When a family loses a loved one to a pedestrian accident, they may hold the negligent party liable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
The city of San Bernardino accounted for 3 of the 33 fatalities and 65 of the 409 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents that occurred in the county, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The number of pedestrian fatalities in the state increased 3.9 percent, from 601 in 2010 to 625 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Rashashee Carl Edwards.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this San Bernardino accident.
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