53-Year-Old Man ID’d in Fatal Cathedral City Crash 

A Palm Springs resident ID’d as Martin Marquez, 53, was fatally struck by two vehicles on Sunday in Cathedral City. 

The incident occurred around 6 in the morning on September 4th. 

It was at the intersection of Ramon and Canyon Vista Road when Marquez was hit outside of a crosswalk. 

After an eastbound vehicle struck him, another vehicle hit him and fled the scene. 

The first driver remained at the scene and called for help. 

It was reported that the hit-and-run driver was in a gray/silver SUV. The suspect remains at large. 

An active investigation remains underway.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Martin Marquez.

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.

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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