Pedestrian in Wheelchair Fatally Struck While Crossing Street

A man in a wheelchair was fatally struck while crossing the street in San Jacinto Wednesday afternoon. The fatal collision happened just after 4 p.m. near San Jacinto Avenue and Midway Street.

The man was crossing San Jacinto Avenue when he was struck by the vehicle. He was transported to the hospital, where he passed away from his injuries. Authorities shut down San Jacinto Avenue for three hours for the investigation.

The driver stopped immediately and cooperated with the investigation. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash. Officials say the victim was not using a crosswalk to cross the street when he was fatally struck.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or who has additional information to aid the investigation should contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (951) 654-2702.

“We’re sorry to hear of this deadly crash. Please remember to always use crosswalks when crossing the street,” 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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