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San Bernardino, CA – Timothy Orwig Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Valencia Ave

Torem & Associates

San Bernardino, CA (January 26, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed during a car accident in San Bernardino on Monday, January 24th.

The accident took place at about 6:20 p.m. at the intersection of East Highland Avenue and North Valencia Avenue, near Dennys.  

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner’s Division, the victim, 57-year-old Timothy Orwig, a resident of San Bernardino, was hit by a vehicle and died at the scene. 

No additional information has been released.

The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Timothy Orwig, at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California

Pedestrian accidents end the lives of more than 900 people yearly in California. These accidents have increased significantly over the past decade as more people are heading out to travel on foot. 

No matter how many safety measures and laws have been enacted to protect those walking, jogging, and running along our roads, we regularly see people lose their lives at an alarming rate. In truth, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is 25% higher than the national average, presenting a real problem for our residents.

In most cases, pedestrians are hit by automobiles driven by distracted, impaired, and reckless motorists. Even though we can be vigilant to protect others who are sharing the road, there is no guarantee that other motorists are going to take us into consideration while driving. 

As a result, we see multiple people fatally injured in California accidents that were completely avoidable. These accidents often have an overwhelming impact on families who are left to endure the mental, physical, and financial challenges of an unexpected loss. 

San Bernardino Car Crash Lawyers 

When victims are killed in auto accidents as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in San Bernardino as soon as possible. Surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the costs they face moving forward after enduring an unexpected loss.

San Bernardino pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have extensive experience helping families recover after losing loved ones in preventable accidents. Unlike other types of personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death claims are filed in civil court by surviving relatives to recover compensation to alleviate the costs of funeral arrangements, recover lost wages, and obtain compensation for various other economic and non-economic losses. 

If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at your earliest convenience by calling (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available to help you recover.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in the Inland Empire.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in the Inland Empire and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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