At about 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, a semi truck struck and killed 51-year-old pedestrian Roger Pryor in Hemet. The accident occurred in a parking lot in the 1300 block of East Florida Avenue. Pryor died at about 11:33 a.m. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“After a fatal accident, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party in order to be compensated for their loss,” explained California truck accident attorney James Ballidis.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident data indicate that 454 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in Hemet in 2010, 34 of whom were pedestrians. The OTS compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Hemet ranked 12th out of 103 cities for its incidence of fatal and injury pedestrian accidents.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Roger Pryor, the pedestrian whom the semi struck and killed.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Hemet accident.
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