Pedestrian Fatally Struck Near Elementary School in Indio
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A pedestrian was fatally struck in Indio Friday morning. The incident took place around 6:30 a.m. on Van Buren Street near Martin Van Buren Elementary School. The pedestrian was crossing the street when he was struck by a vehicle.

The pedestrian died at the scene. Police say the driver cooperated with the investigation and was not arrested. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but authorities do not suspect drugs or alcohol to be factors.

Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise in recent years and now account for 25% of all traffic fatalities. To increase awareness of the issue, California declared September Pedestrian Safety Month. Despite the efforts to educate drivers and pedestrians of the problem, fatal pedestrian accidents continue to plague Southern California roads.

“We’re devastated to learn that another pedestrian has been fatally struck in the Coachella Valley. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this time,” 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 at (760) 777-7777 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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