Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident
58-year-old Paul Nava fell victim to a hit-and-run crash in Desert Hot Springs on Wednesday night.
The incident took place just after 8 p.m. on August 24th.
Nava was reportedly crossing at the intersection of Palm Drive and Cahuilla Avenue when a southbound vehicle struck him.
Sadly, the man was declared dead at the scene.
The involved driver fled the scene in an SUV.
Anybody with information is urged to contact authorities at 760-329-6411 ext. 372.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Paul Nava.
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.