Man on Wheelchair Killed by Two Hit-and-Run Motorists
46-year-old James Gatson was hit while crossing in a wheelchair in San Bernardino on Sunday morning.
The incident took place at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Cedar Street on August 14th.
It was at about 4:35 a.m. when two motorists struck Gatson and fled the scene.
Sadly, Gatson was declared dead at the scene.
Investigators are actively working to locate the suspects involved.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of James Gatson.
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 also 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.
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.