Fatal Accident on State Route 74 in Perris, California
Investigators are actively working to determine the cause of a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred in Perris on February 28th.
CHP reported that the accident took place at 7:21 p.m. that Monday evening on State Route 74.
The driver of a Honda Civic hit a 26-year-old woman, ID’d as Angela Taylor, within the eastbound lanes.
Sadly, Taylor, of Menifee, died within minutes at the scene of the crash.
The involved driver stayed at the scene and also provided aid to the victim.
An active investigation is underway to determine liability.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Angela Taylor.
According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. In addition, 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists.
There was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
Tips for pedestrians:
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone)
- Obey traffic laws & signals
- Always use crosswalk
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.