Man Killed in Barstow Pedestrian Crash
58-year-old Bedford Moering was fatally struck by Honda on Saturday morning in Barstow.
The crash was the result of a street race involving a Dodge Challenger and Honda Accord on August 6th.
It was just minutes after 10 a.m. when the Honda struck Moering on West Main Street as he was crossing the roadway.
Following the pedestrian crash, the Honda then rear-ended a Ford Escape, causing injuries to the driver, Dean Laney, 24.
It was also reported that the driver of the Dodge, Manuel Zapata, 22, fled the scene following the incident. With the help of witnesses and video surveillance, authorities were able to locate him.
Both Laney and Zapata were arrested on vehicular manslaughter charges and Zapata is also facing hit-and-run charges.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bedford Moering.
Speeding is without a doubt one of the leading causes in motor vehicle accidents, killing 9,478 people in 2018 according to the NHTSA. It was also a contributing factor in 26% of traffic accidents that resulted in death(s). The dangers of speeding include:
- Loss of control of vehicle
- Increase in crash severity
- Increase in fuel consumption and/or cost
- Reduces the effectiveness of protection equipment
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 also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.