Two Pedestrians Killed on Hayes and Roosevelt Streets 

Eligia Del Rosario Morales and two children were struck by a vehicle in Riverside Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred at 3:50 p.m. on March 15th within a marked crosswalk. 

A 2020 Range Rover was traveling west on Hayes Street before turning onto Roosevelt Street and hitting the three pedestrians.

Sadly, Morales and a little boy died as a result.

The other girl involved suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The involved driver was left unharmed. 

An active investigation is underway.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Eligia Morales and the boy.

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. 

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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