Wednesday Pedestrian Accident at Bear Valley Road
Victorville police are actively investigating a pedestrian accident that occurred on Wednesday afternoon.
The incident occurred on November 10th at about 4:17 p.m. at Bear Valley Road and Second Avenue.
According to reports, a Toyota Corolla struck the pedestrian under unclear circumstances.
The driver stopped at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
Firefighters arrived at the scene and requested an air ambulance for the pedestrian and they were taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
Witnesses may contact the Victorville Police Department at 760-241-2911.
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
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.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.