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Man, 67, in Motorized Wheelchair Struck by SUV Killed at JFK Memorial Hospital

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

INDIO, California (June 5, 2013) — A 67-year-old Indio man riding in a motorized wheelchair was struck and killed in front of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 5:51 p.m., the man was riding his wheelchair in front of 81-800 Doctor Carreon Boulevard when the driver of a large sport utility vehicle struck him. Paramedics rushed to the scene of the pedestrian accident and took the injured man to the hospital where he died about 6:30 p.m., the report said.

The Indio Police Department is investigating the fatal wheelchair accident to determine liability for the man’s death.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the accident are asked to contact Indio Police at 760-391-4057.

Pedestrian Accidents California Law

Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950 (a) a driver must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, said Attorney West Seegmiller, a California and Las Vegas wrongful death attorney. Also, drivers are required to slow down when a pedestrian is in the roadway and be alert for any crossings.

“There are exceptions in the law, however, such as pedestrians are required to watch out for their own safety,” Seemiller said. “This means they cannot suddenly leave a curb and walk or run into the path of a vehicle. Also, pedestrians should not unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.”

However, if a pedestrian does step into the roadway suddenly the driver must still make every effort to safely stop or avoid hitting them whether it’s a marked or unmarked crosswalk, Seegmiller said.

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If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to an accident in Riverside County, The Seegmiller Law Firm may be able to help you.   Our veteran attorneys specialize in wrongful death actions on behalf of relatives who have lost a loved one in an accident due to someone else’s negligence.

The law firm has been serving injured clients in counties throughout California for three decades and its attorneys are passionate about defending their clients against insurance companies and corporations who typically attempt to downplay the value of their claim.

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Sources: http://www.pe.com/local-news/local-news-headlines/20130604-indio-man-in-wheelchair-killed-by-motorist.ece, http://www.riversidesheriff.org/coroner/press/

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Mohsen Mirfakhraie, 90, Killed in Irvine Pedestrian Accident

Monday, March 11th, 2013

IRVINE, California (March 8, 2013) — Mohsen Mirfakhraie, 90, of Irvine was killed Friday night after being struck by a driver while crossing at the intersection of Trabuco Road and Monroe, according to a press release issued by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 6:20 p.m., police say the driver of a 2005 Toyota Camry crashed into Mirfakhraie as he attempted to cross Trabuco Road, the Orange County Register reported. The driver remained at the scene where the 90-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead by paramedics upon their arrival.

Police shut down Trabuco Road between Culver Drive and Yale Avenue in order to conduct a complete investigation into the pedestrian accident.

Witnesses are asked to contact Sergeant Matt August at [email protected] or (949) 724-7023.

California Pedestrian Accidents

Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950 (a) a driver must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, said Attorney West Seegmiller, a California and Las Vegas wrongful death attorney. Also, drivers are required to slow down when a pedestrian is in the roadway and be alert for any crossings.

“There are exceptions in the law, however, such as pedestrians are required to watch out for their own safety,” Seemiller said. “This means they cannot suddenly leave a curb and walk or run into the path of a vehicle. Also, pedestrians should not unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.”

However, if a pedestrian does step into the roadway suddenly the driver must still make every effort to safely stop or avoid hitting them whether it’s a marked or unmarked crosswalk, Seegmiller said.

About The Seegmiller Law Firm

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in Orange County, The Seegmiller Law Firm can help you as we represent victims who are injured or the families of those who have been killed in a car crash.

The law firm has been serving Southern California for three decades and its attorneys are passionate about defending their clients against insurance companies and corporations. Since its founding in 1981, The Seegmiller Law Firm has served thousands of clients and obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for them.

If you would like to learn more about representation or would like a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call 1-855-275-9378 or visit our website at theseegmillerlawfirm.com.

Sources: http://ws.ocsd.org/EServices/PressReleases_Default.aspx, http://www.ocregister.com/news/police-498938-trabuco-authorities.html

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Beaumont: Child Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Cherry Valley Boulevard

Monday, August 20th, 2012

BEAUMONT, California (RIVERSIDE COUNTY) –  A child was critically injured Saturday night after being struck by the driver of a car on a  small two-lane roadway in the 38000 block of Cherry Valley Boulevard at Union Street, according to a press release issued by the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department.

The Beaumont pedestrian accident took place in front of the Cherry Valley Nursery and Landscape Supply whose parking lot is alongside the roadway.

According to the fire department report, emergency workers responding to the scene of the 9:02 p.m. crash transported the injured victim to a nearby trauma center where the child was treated for moderate to major injuries.

“Police will indeed investigate this pedestrian accident to determine if the driver was in any way negligent and responsible for this child’s injuries,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “The investigation will look into whether there were any circumstances contributing to the crash including whether alcohol, drugs or distractions were involved.”

California Pedestrian Accident Law

Negligent drivers who injure pedestrians can be held liable to the victim for costs of medical care, pain and suffering and lost income under California Vehicle Code Section 21950. Drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. However, this requirement does not mean a pedestrian can suddenly run in front of traffic or unnecessarily stop traffic to cross the roadway.

Drivers need to exercise caution wherever there is a risk of children in the roadway and reduce speed when they are present as there is an inherent a risk of injury.

Riverside County Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Source: California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report

Pedestrians need to be especially cautious on our roadways because they are more vulnerable to injury or death. There were 32 pedestrians killed and 349 others injured in car accidents in Riverside County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report.  Overall there were 190 fatal crashes and 7,632 injuries reported in Riverside County.

In California, there were 598 pedestrians killed and 12,418 injured in 2009, according to the CHP traffic report.

National data compiled by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Authority shows that pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the United States were up 4.9% in 2010 to 4,280 deaths and injuries were up 19% in 2010 to 70,000 people injured.

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Jeffrey Scott Hemeke Killed in Colton Pedestrian Accident

Monday, March 5th, 2012

COLTON, California – Pedestrian Jeffrey Scott Hemeke, 21, was struck and killed early Friday morning on the eastbound Interstate 10 at the Pepper Avenue overpass, according to a San Bernardino County Coroner report.

The 21-year-old was described by California Highway Patrol officers as a transient from South Carolina. The CHP is investigating the 12:49 a.m. collision to determine its cause, the report said. There were nine people killed and 225 injured in traffic accidents in this city of 52,154 people in 2009, according to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Report.

California Pedestrian Law

“Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950 (a) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

(b) This section does not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for his or her safety. No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard. No pedestrian may unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

(c) The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.

(d) Subdivision (b) does not relieve a driver of a vehicle from the duty of exercising due care for the safety of any pedestrian within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.”

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Source: California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report

Pedestrians need to be especially cautious on our roadways because they are more vulnerable to injury or death. There were two pedestrians killed and 12 injured in car accidents in Colton in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report. In San Bernardino County there were 39 pedestrians killed and 440 were injured in 2009. In California, there were 598 pedestrians killed and 12,418 injured in 2009, according to the CHP traffic report.

National data compiled by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Authority shows that pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the United States were up 4.9% in 2010 to 4,280 deaths and injuries were up 19% in 2010 to 70,000 people injured.

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The Seegmiller Law Firm can be reached at 1-855-ASK–WEST.  For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries and more.  The firm has offices in Irvine, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

 

 

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Carmen Pineda Killed in Riverside Pedestrian Accident

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Source: Riverside County Coroner report and news sources

RIVERSIDE, California — Carmen Pineda, 37, was struck by a full-sized pickup truck and killed Thursday as she walked on the dirt shoulder of Arlington Avenue just west of Fairhaven Drive about 12:30 p.m., according to a Riverside County Coroner report.

According to news sources, the Dodge pickup truck hit Pineda after swerving off road in an effort to avoid a head-on crash with a black pickup truck that the driver said crossed over the center lane into oncoming traffic. Pineda was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where she died of her injuries about 1:30 p.m., according to the coroner report.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Source: California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report

Pedestrians need to be especially cautious on our roadways because they are more vulnerable to injury or death. There was four pedestrians killed and 86 injured in car accidents in the city of Riverside in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report. In Riverside County there were 39 pedestrians killed and 370 injured in 2009.

In California, there were 598 pedestrians killed and 12,418 injured in 2009, according to the CHP traffic report.

National data compiled by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Authority shows that pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the United States were up 4.9% in 2010 to 4,280 deaths and injuries were up 19% in 2010 to 70,000 people injured.

California Pedestrian Law

“Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950 (a) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

(b) This section does not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for his or her safety. No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard. No pedestrian may unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

(c) The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.

(d) Subdivision (b) does not relieve a driver of a vehicle from the duty of exercising due care for the safety of any pedestrian within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.”

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The Seegmiller Law Firm can be reached at 1-855-ASK–WEST.  For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries and more.  The firm has offices in Irvine, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada

 

 

 

 

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