At about 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, a truck struck and killed 18-year-old skateboarder Eric Hernandez in Perris. While traveling north in the 2600 block of Redlands Avenue, the driver of the truck hit Hernandez, who was also riding northbound. The driver did not stop to administer aid. Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating and have asked witnesses, or anyone with information concerning this accident, to call the sheriff’s Perris Station at 951-210-1000.
“Apprehending a hit-and-run driver after a fatal accident can prove crucial to the victim’s family’s ability to file a civil claim in order to receive compensation for their loss,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Perris accounted for 8 of the 203 fatalities and 200 of the 11,298 injuries suffered by people in traffic accidents that occurred in Riverside County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Hit-and-run was a factor in 12 of the accidents that resulted in injury or death in the city that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Eric Hernandez, the skateboarder who was struck and injured.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Perris accident.
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