At about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 10th, a pickup truck struck and fatally injured a female pedestrian in Riverside. The 2007 GMC truck hit the woman as she was crossing Tyler Avenue at Kidd Street. Paramedics transported her to a local hospital, where she succumbed to the trauma she suffered. Authorities are investigating the accident and have requested that anyone with information contact Detective Rick Prince at 951-826-8722.
“Whether walking inside or outside of a crosswalk, pedestrians have rights,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis. “In the event that a driver causes serious or fatal harm to a pedestrian, the driver may be held liable for his or her negligence.”
The city of Riverside accounted for 4 of the 40 fatalities and 88 of the 395 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents in the county in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s most current collision statistics. Statewide, 567 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic accidents that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the female pedestrian the truck struck and fatally injured.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Riverside accident.
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