At about 8:15 p.m. on Friday, May 17, a pickup truck struck and killed 82-year-old pedestrian Thomas C. Sinner in Barstow. The truck hit Sinner in the 2200 block of P Street, pinning him under the vehicle. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, are asked to call Barstow Police at 760-256-2211.
“When a family loses a loved one to a traffic accident, they may seek compensation for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver,” explained California injury lawyer James Ballidis.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 436 pedestrians were killed or injured in accidents in San Bernardino County in 2010. Twenty-nine of the injuries or fatalities were suffered by pedestrians aged 65 and older. Statewide, 601 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents, 150 of whom were aged 65 or older.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Thomas C. Sinner.
The Daily Press originally reported this Barstow accident.
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