HEMET, California (Riverside County) – Pedestrian Katrina Ravellette, 28, of Homeland was struck by a car and killed early Friday morning as she walked in the 42000 block of East Florida Avenue (Highway 74) just east of Lake Street, according to a Riverside County Sheriff Coroner press release.

CAL/Riverside County Fire Department paramedics responded to the crash in the Little Lake area of East Hemet about 4:38 a.m., but few details were released about the victim, the circumstances or the driver involved.

Riverside Car Accident Statistics

There were 39 deaths and 370 injuries recorded in San Diego County pedestrian traffic accidents in 2009, according to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic report. In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.

“Indeed, news about someone being killed in a car accident is a tragedy for friends and family who are not anticipating the thought of losing a loved one,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “Drivers who are negligent must be held accountable for their actions and provide assistance to these grieving families.”

For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in pedestrian traffic accidents or have lost a loved one.

If you are injured the insurance company may try to settle your claim quickly, but they do not have your best interests in mind. Some injuries may lead to long-term ailments requiring pain medication, therapy or loss of function. You may require time off work to recover from injuries completely and those costs are not likely part of the settlement they will offer you.

There is no cost to speak to our experienced legal professionals about your pedestrian accident until we have won your case. Finding the best car accident attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the pedestrian accident, but it can help you rebuild your life.

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