Placerville, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Highway 50
Placerville, CA (March 1, 2019) – Police responded to a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on Highway 50, near Ponderosa Road, and took the life of 33-year-old Michael Tinonga.
Police responded to the crash around 9:30 p.m. last night, February 28. The man walked in the middle of the offramp of the highway, where he was suddenly struck down by two vehicles. Authorities spoke with the drivers, who claimed that they were unable to stop when they saw Tinonga on the road.
According to police, Tinonga was pronounced dead at the scene.
The drivers who struck the victim, in order, were identified as 61-year-old William Creamer and 63-year-old Richard Lopes. At the time, the road conditions were dark.
The collision is still being investigated at this time.
We would like to reach out and extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Michael Tinonga, with the hopes that all parties will be able to find strength during this difficult time.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
California ranks high on a list of states with the most fatal pedestrian accidents every year. In fact, each year it is reported that hundreds of pedestrians will lose their lives in horrific accidents at the hands of other parties. These accidents commonly happen when drivers are not watching out for these vulnerable parties on our roads even though they are supposed to do everything in their nature to look out for the well-being of others. When a pedestrian accident happens unexpectedly, you might wonder where you can turn.
Our attorneys at the Los Angeles Injury Group are fully dedicated to helping you receive the compensation you deserve during one of the most difficult and overwhelming times in your life. If you are someone who has had to say goodbye to a loved one too soon, there is a chance that you will be faced with the reality of covering a variety of bills on your own, which can put you and your loved ones in an uncomfortable position. Please call us to find out what we can do for you at 310-954-7248.