A man was killed after being struck by a car attempting to cross the street outside a marked crosswalk early Wednesday night in Moreno Valley.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the collision took place at about 8 p.m. on Alessandro Boulevard, about 300 feet west of Indian Street, where an unidentified man was struck attempting to cross the street illegally.
The driver who hit the man remained on the scene as police and paramedics attempted to save the man, though they were ultimately unable to do so. He was pronounced dead at the site of the accident.
The vehicle which struck the man suffered noticeable damage, with cracks in the windscreen, as well as one of the headlamps. The hood was also dented in.
The accident forced the closure of Alessandro from Heacock Street to Indian for more than 5 hours to allow police investigators to scour over the scene. At this time it appears as though drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash, and that the driver will not receive criminal charges.
Local residents in the area were pleased to hear that the driver had stopped. “Very smart move by the drivers,” said one commenter. “They could call in and possibly save the guy, and they won’t be charged with a hit and run. Jaywalking at night is always a bad idea.”
As a pedestrian, it is important to make yourself known while crossing through the street, especially late at night. This means walking through a marked crosswalk where approaching drivers have a clear knowledge of what you are doing.
Attempting to cross outside these designated areas introduces extreme danger, and puts drivers into impossible situations, trying to avoid what they cannot see.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident such as this, you may be entitled to compensation from those at fault to help you recover from your injuries, depending on the circumstances that led to the ordeal.
If you are uncertain if you are eligible for receiving this compensation, you can look to the help of a well-trained Riverside car accident lawyer, who can guide you through the process and determine what your course of action should be.
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