Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Cajalco and Decker Road
A suspected DUI driver was being pursued by police before hitting and killing a pedestrian on Sunday afternoon.
The incident occurred on March 27th around 3:45 p.m. in the area of Cajalco and Decker Road.
Juan Diego, 26, was suspected by a K-9 deputy to have been driving while drunk. Diego then struck 25-year-old Miracle Jackson, sadly resulting in death.
The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Riverside University Health System. He was later arrested on suspicion of DUI along with other charges.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Miracle Jackson.
According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
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 also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.