Alcohol or Drugs Likely Tied to Thermal Pedestrian Accident

A Thermal man was killed in a pedestrian accident Thursday night. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), 59-year-old Jose Zavala was crossing Harrison Street at 66th Avenue when he was struck by a Honda Civic just after 9:30 p.m. The Civic driver, 27-year-old Yuli Olivares Beccera, was traveling north on Harrison Street when he struck Zavala.

The pedestrian was taken to JFK Memorial Hospital, where he passed away about an hour later from his injuries. The Civic driver was not hurt in the pedestrian crash. He was not charged in the accident.

While it’s important for drivers to be aware of pedestrians and practice safe driving habits around them, it’s also crucial for pedestrians to be safe when crossing roads. Read our 7 tips for pedestrian safety for a refresher.

“Pedestrians need to take their safety seriously. If you’re out walking, don’t assume drivers can see you, especially after dark,” 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 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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