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Inyo County, CA – A pedestrian was fatally injured in Lone Pine, according to the CHP

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INYO COUNTY, CA – A 55-year-old Stockton, California, truck driver had parked his semi-truck along US-395’s southbound shoulder close to Lee’s Frontier Gas Station on October 14, 2022, at around 7:14 PM.

The truck driver got out and started walking east across US-395 toward a food truck that was parked in a dirt lot across from the freeway. A 72-year-old man from Cambria, California was speeding north on US-395 in a BMW X5 as the truck driver crossed the northbound lanes.

The person who was crossing the highway was not seen by the BMW’s driver. The vehicle was unable to avoid the pedestrian due to his high speed. The pedestrian was struck by the BMW when it was in the second lane going north. The person collapsed on the US-395 shoulder in the northbound direction. The BMW was severely damaged and came to rest just to the north of the collision.

Caltrans, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, the Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department, and the CHP all sent personnel to the incident site. The pedestrian died at the site after succumbing to his injuries. The BMW’s driver did not sustain any wounds.

The Inyo County Coroner’s Office will reveal the pedestrian’s identify once the next of kin has been informed. All drivers are urged by CHP to obey established speed limits and to be vigilant for pedestrians, particularly when passing through towns along Highway 395.

Inyo County Fatal Pedestrian Accidents 

Pedestrian accidents in California send thousands of people to hospitals with life-changing injuries. In most instances, people are left with broken bones or they suffer brain injuries that cause them overwhelming pain and suffering. Many injured pedestrians require hospitalization and have to spend months dividing their time between treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation. 

While there are numerous treatment options available for victims, they come at an extraordinary cost. Many people are simply unable to afford the costs of care, which forces them to go without the assistance they need to recover. 

In some cases, victims can work with a pedestrian accident attorney in Inyo County in the aftermath of their accidents to make sure they are in the best position possible to recover. 

Seeking legal guidance from a qualified team of lawyers can help to ensure you are able to move forward and get the justice and compensation you need and deserve from those who owe it to you.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in California

Over the years, the California personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of people harmed in accidents get the justice and compensation they deserve. When our clients are injured as a result of another person’s actions, we provide aggressive legal representation to ensure they are able to get full and fair compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a variety of other damages they face moving forward. 

We provide aggressive legal representation to ensure our clients are able to protect their best interests and legal rights. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.

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 Inyo County.  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 Inyo County 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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