20-Year-Old Hesperia Man Fatally Struck by Vehicle
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A pedestrian was killed early Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle in Hesperia. The fatal pedestrian collision occurred around 2:05 a.m. on Ranchero Road near Mesa Linda Street.

Police say 20-year-old Kris King was crossing Ranchero Road when he was struck by a westbound Toyota minivan. First responders attempted CPR, but King was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:28 p.m.

A fatal accident that took the lives of two drivers occurred on the same road one day prior. Both crashes are under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Police have not said whether the pedestrian was using a crosswalk when he was struck. The majority of pedestrian crashes happen at places other than intersection, with 74% occurring somewhere without traffic control. The best way to reduce your risk of being struck by a vehicle is to follow traffic laws.

“Finding a crosswalk to cross the street might take a little longer, but it is much safer than crossing somewhere where there is no traffic control,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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