Man Hit & Killed on I-10 Freeway
An unidentified male pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle in Redlands Friday morning.
California Highway Patrol reported that the incident took place at 5:25 a.m. within the eastbound lanes of the I-10 Freeway.
The involved driver struck the victim then fled the scene on the morning of February 25th.
The victim’s identity is being withheld at this time pending notification of kin.
Investigators are actively working to locate the suspect.
Anybody with information is advised to contact authorities.
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.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
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.