1 Hurt in Coachella Pedestrian Accident on Cesar Chavez Street
COACHELLA, CA (May 26, 2020) – Friday evening, a man sustained injuries in a hit-and-run crash on Cesar Chavez Street.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department revealed that they received reports of the hit-and-run crash around 9:20 p.m. The crash occurred in the Cesar Chavez Street and Bagdad Avenue intersection.
Furthermore, when the deputies arrived, they located an injured pedestrian down in the road. Responders transported him to a local hospital with unknown injuries.
Meanwhile, the suspect vehicle escaped the crash scene before the authorities responded. As a result, the police are looking for the suspect driver.
The Coachella Crash Aftermath and Ongoing Investigations
As they continue to seek new leads, the officers are asking for the public’s help. They are encouraging anyone with information about the hit-and-run crash on Cesar Chavez Street. Tipsters can call Deputy Lackey of the Thermal Sheriff’s Station at 760-863-8990.
The thought of an accident can leave us all in a panic. If you’re ever involved in one, do your best to remain calm. Moreover, leaving the scene comes with more severe consequences for you. Avoid the trouble and wait for authorities to arrive and tend to those injured.
Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents
As roadways continue to clear and walking outside has increased in commonality, pedestrian accident statistics are soaring.
However, you can avoid being involved in an accident to avoid dangerous behaviors. Also, make it a habit to always walk on the sidewalk (no jaywalking), stay sober, and make eye contact with drivers. But don’t assume the driver can see you.
If you’re a driver, know that pedestrians have the right of way at any crosswalk or intersection. You have to yield and be prepared to stop.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents, but the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Although no amount of compensation can make a difference to the damages you suffered, pursuing a legal case against the reckless driver in your accident can help your family immensely. The Sweet Lawyers are here to lead you in your legal battle while you focus on recovering. Our lawyers specialize in personal injury cases and can work out compelling evidence for you that will result in a high settlement to help you and your family recover. Tackling costly medical and memorial costs is no easy feat, and we’re here to assist in that regard. For a case evaluation, call (800) 674 7852.