Would Crosswalk Prevent Crashes at Deadly Intersection?

Palm Springs residents are calling for a crosswalk at a deadly intersection. The intersection of Vista Chino and Via Miraleste was the site of a fatal pedestrian crash Thursday afternoon.

The speed limit in the area is 45 MPH, but residents say speeding is common. Residents say the high speeds of vehicles and lack of a crosswalk make it a dangerous place to cross. The pedestrian who was killed Thursday was in the intersection when he was hit by a vehicle. He died at the scene.

A crosswalk would indicate where pedestrians should be crossing. However, if vehicles are speeding in the area, a crosswalk is unlikely to address that problem.

“While a crosswalk might make drivers more conscious of pedestrians, it won’t take care of the problem of speeding vehicles. Vehicles speeding in residential areas is the larger issue,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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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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