Matias Meza Fatally Struck by Car in Highland, California

San Bernardino Man ID’d in Fatal Pedestrian Crash 

Authorities have identified the man who was hit and killed by a vehicle on August 2nd as Matias Meza, 30. 

The San Bernardino man was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Highland just before midnight that Thursday. 

Meza was walking across Baseline Street where the incident occurred. 

The involved driver fled the scene and is still wanted for this vicious crime. 

Sadly, Meza died at the scene. 

Witnesses are urged to contact police at 909-364-2000.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Matias Meza.

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.

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

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