Man Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run
Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run that occurred in Indio Friday morning. The incident occurred near the intersection of Avenue 43 and Calhoun Street around 6:30 a.m. Indio police say the victim was a man likely in his 20s or 30s.
The coroner has not officially released the cause of death, but police officials say he appears to have been struck by a vehicle. Officials do not appear to have a suspect at this time. Anyone with information about this fatal pedestrian hit-and-run should contact the Indio Police Department at (760) 391-4051.
Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise
Pedestrian fatalities hit a 12-year high last year in the Coachella Valley. Twenty-nine people died in pedestrian crashes in 2016. Moreover, the upward trend in pedestrian fatalities is a nationwide problem. From 2010 to 2015, pedestrian deaths increased by 25% in the U.S.
Drivers can help curb the problem by making sure their driving habits are safe for pedestrians. Review our 7 rules for driving around pedestrians for some helpful tips.
“Far too many pedestrians have lost their lives due to driver negligence. Drivers need to start making pedestrian safety a priority. And of course, hit-and-runs like this case can never be tolerated,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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