Two Wheelchair Bound Pedestrians Fatally Struck Just Days Apart

A pedestrian in a wheelchair was fatally struck by a drunk driver while crossing the street in San Bernardino Sunday night. The crash happened at the intersection of Glasgow Avenue and Pacific Street around 9:17 p.m.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials say the driver of a white sedan was heading west on Pacific when he crashed into the pedestrian. The pedestrian was crossing Glasgow from north to south when he was fatally struck.

The driver, identified as Steven Ragsdale, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. However, police say he was not at fault for the crash. The pedestrian entered the crosswalk illegally, directly in the vehicle’s path. The victim has not yet been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

This fatal crash comes on the heels of a similar incident in San Jacinto just a few days earlier. A wheelchair-bound pedestrian was struck while crossing San Jacinto Avenue on Wednesday. The victim died from his injuries later that day.

“The driver might not have directly been at fault for the crash, but he should not have been behind the wheel while intoxicated,” 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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