Coroner Identifies Man Hit & Killed by Vehicle
26-year-old Daniel Ricozapata was hit and killed by a vehicle on Sunday morning in Palmdale.
The incident took place around 2 a.m. at the intersection of 25th Street and Joshua Hills Drive.
Per reports, someone called 911 to get help.
Sadly, Ricozapata died despite life-saving efforts.
Limited information has been disclosed regarding the involved motorist.
Authorities are actively investigating the pedestrian accident.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Daniel Ricozapata.
According to statistics, 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