Primitivo Martinez Killed by Truck in Moreno Valley 

A 69-year-old man died in a pedestrian accident on Monday morning, October 11th in Moreno Valley. 

The fatal accident occurred around 7:22 a.m. on Box Springs Road near Clark Street, per reports. 

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, a tow truck struck Martinez as it was making a left turn on Box Springs Road. 

Martinez was transported to a local hospital but unfortunately died shortly after. 

The unidentified driver told authorities their vision was blurred by sunlight and Martinez was also not walking in a marked crosswalk. 

While drugs or alcohol are not considered a factor, the crash remains under investigation.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Primitivo Martinez. 

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 also 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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