Cathedral City Pedestrian Crash Kills Rafael Valdez Felix
Cathedral City, CA (July 24, 2020) – On July 18, pedestrian Rafael Valdez Felix died in a hit-and-run crash on Ramon Road and Whispering Palms Trail.
The fatal incident occurred at around 8:18 p.m. when the victim was hit by a vehicle as he was crossing the street. However, the driver did not stop and fled the scene.
The family of the victim is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect vehicle.
“I just want justice for him cause he did not deserve this,” said Bladimiro Valdez, victim’s brother. “He (the driver) should’ve at least stopped, at least stop.”
“It is so unfair, how people just kept running him over. How did you not stop and see a human being,” said Daisy Becerra, a relative of the deceased.
Cathedral City Police Department has not yet released a description of the suspect vehicle.
Please contact Cathedral City Police Department at 760-770-0300 or Officer Matthew Buehler at 760-770-0343 if you have any information about the incident. You may also visit their website which is cathedralcitypolice.com.
Sweet Lawyers express their sympathies to the bereaved of Rafael Valdez Felix. May you find courage in this time of grief.
Who to Turn to in Case of Rafael Valdez Felix’s Death
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death. Therefore, it is crucial that the family of the victim becomes aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death lawsuit gives the loved ones of a departed family member some semblance of justice.
“The aftermath of tragic accidents can make everything difficult for a family. The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork, questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys, and attempting to obtain police reports. Grieving and handling legal claims don’t exactly go hand in hand, and this is why hiring an experienced attorney can not only provide you with peace of mind that you have a fighter in your corner but also having someone to make sure that your rights are respected and that justice will be served. Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
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