Visalia, CA – Pedestrian hit and killed crossing Visalia street
Visalia, CA (January 30, 2022) – A man walking across a street in Visalia was struck and killed by a passing vehicle on Wednesday.
Around 5:45 p.m. the incident happened near Ben Maddox Way and Buena Vista Avenue.
Visalia Police Department officials report that the pedestrian was crossing Ben Maddox Way when he was struck by a car traveling southbound on the same street. Driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators.
After being transported to the hospital, the pedestrian was pronounced dead.
The identities of those involved have not yet been released. An investigation is underway. It is not believed that drugs or alcohol were involved.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Each year, an estimated 6,000 pedestrians lose their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout the United States. About 15% of fatal pedestrian accidents happen right here in California. Despite the fact that our lawmakers strive to protect pedestrians while sharing roads with drivers, they continue to be victimized daily.
In many instances, pedestrians are struck by vehicles operated by impaired, inattentive, and impulsive drivers. You may make every effort to be vigilant about the safety of those with whom we share the roadway, however, there is no guarantee that others are going to show you the same consideration.
Any car accident has the potential to cause catastrophic injuries for those involved. Pedestrian accidents put victims at a greater risk of suffering injuries given the fact that they are unprotected against the force of vehicles.
Visalia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Even though losing a loved one is challenging under any circumstance, knowing that your loved one lost their life in an accident that could have been prevented just makes the situation even more devastating. When victims lose their lives in preventable pedestrian accidents, their families can contact a wrongful death attorney in Menifee for legal advice.
The Visalia pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have nearly 40-years of experience providing trusted and effective legal representation to families throughout California who have lost loved ones in preventable accidents due to the negligence of others.
While it can seem as though no amount of money can even alleviate the overwhelming pain and suffering families endure after a tragic loss, having compensation available to cover the costs of funeral services and the financial burdens families endure from lost wages can help grieving families move forward.
If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (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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