Riverside, CA (February 23, 2023) – A fatal accident reported in the Riverside area claimed the life of a 51-year-old man.
On February 18, troopers with the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an automobile collision on Arlington Avenue.
At approximately 8:30 p.m., a 51-year-old man was riding a skateboard in the area of Arlington Avenue and Jones Avenue. For unknown reasons, the pedestrian was struck by a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze.
The driver of the Chevrolet, a 72-year-old man from Alta Loma, California, stayed at the scene after the accident.
The man suffered severe injuries in the crash. He was rushed to an area hospital for emergency care. However, the Riverside police confirmed that he passed away from his injuries.
Investigations into the accident are currently ongoing by the Riverside Police traffic detectives.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Pedestrian accidents take the lives of thousands of victims every year in California. Sadly, families are often left to face life-altering repercussions after fatal accidents. It can be challenging for families on both an emotional and a financial level to move forward. Sadly, many of the accidents that cause fatal injuries in our state could have been avoided.
Fatal accidents take place in California for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Drivers who turn at intersections without checking crosswalks
- Drivers who run red lights at intersections
- Drivers who engage in distracting actions (texting, talking to passengers, eating, etc.)
- Drivers who are impaired
- Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians
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