Temecula, CA – Pedestrian Killed by Tractor-Trailer at Winchester Rd and Murrieta Hot Springs Rd
Temecula, CA (January 23, 2022) – On Saturday, January 22nd, a pedestrian was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer at an intersection in Temecula.
According to the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department, the accident took place at about 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of Murrieta Hot Springs Road and Winchester Road when the driver of a 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer made a righthand turn and struck and then ran over a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk, causing fatal injuries.
The pedestrian, a 54-year-old woman from Lake Forest, died at the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in California
Pedestrian accidents claim the lives of more than 900 people annually in California. These accidents have increased drastically over the past decade as more people are heading out to travel on foot.
Regardless of the number of safety measures and laws put in place to protect those walking, jogging, and running along our roads, we continue to see people lose their lives at an alarming rate. In fact, the total pedestrian fatality rate in California is around 25% higher than the national average, presenting a real problem for our residents.
In many cases, pedestrians are struck by vehicles operated by distracted, impaired, and reckless drivers. Although 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 numerous people fatally injured in accidents in California that could have been prevented. These accidents often have an overwhelming impact on families who are left to endure the mental, physical, and financial challenges of an unexpected loss.
Temecula 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 Temecula 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.
Temecula 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.
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