Pedestrian Killed in Pinon Hills Crash
A pedestrian was struck and killed in a Pinon Hills crash early Saturday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a vehicle struck 45-year-old Jeffery Ballard while he crossed Highway 138 east of Scrub Oak Road.
Pinon Hills Crash Victim not Using Crosswalk
Authorities say Ballard was not using a crosswalk when the accident occurred at 4:44 a.m. The vehicle that struck him was traveling west on Highway 138. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) continues to investigate the incident.
Pedestrian Fatalities a Rising Problem Nationwide
Pedestrian fatalities have risen throughout the Low Desert and High Desert in recent years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities rose 15% from 2009 to 2014 across the country. In 2015, pedestrians made up 15% of all traffic fatalities.
“We’re devastated to hear about another pedestrian fatality in our area. Our condolences go out to the victim’s family,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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