Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Arrow Route
Rancho Cucamonga, CA (September 01, 2019) – A 46-year-old woman died after she was struck by a passing car in Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday night.
On August 29th deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga station of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports of a pedestrian-involved accident in the area of Arrow Route and Sierra Madre Avenue.
According to official statements, around 8:30 in the evening, a Chevrolet Spark was traveling eastbound on Arrow Route while, at that same time, a pedestrian was endeavoring to cross the street. The pedestrian, who was not in a marked crosswalk, was hit by the Chevrolet as she crossed the road.
The pedestrian has since been identified as Jennifer Lopez, a 46-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga;
Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department.
The driver of the Chevrolet remained at the scene and has fully cooperated with investigators.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Jennifer Lopez, at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Rancho Cucamonga
When a driver notices a pedestrian or is in an area where pedestrians are likely to be, they are expected to exercise a standard duty of care to keep harm from coming to the person on foot. By that same standard, pedestrians are supposed to utilize marked crosswalks and remain as vigilant of the traffic around them.
Even in cases where the pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk, however, the driver might still be held accountable for the accident.
Any negligence on the part of the driver that caused the accident could make the driver responsible.
If you have been involved in any type of accident, it is in your best interest to confer with a personal injury attorney before you speak to anyone else. The driver’s insurance company will typically try to get you to settle the claim for the smallest amount of money possible. Your personal injury attorney will have the skill and the knowledge to make sure you don’t get taken advantage of.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a pedestrian-involved accident then you may have a right to financial compensation to cover any damages such as hospital bills, lost wages due to time away from work, pain, suffering, and even wrongful death in certain instances. Here at the Los Angeles Injury Group, we will stand by your side throughout your case and make sure your rights are protected. For a free consultation regarding your case, call us today at 310-954-7248 and find out what we can do for you.