San Bernardino, CA – Pedestrian Dead after Fatal Collision at Intersection of Waterman Avenue and 9th Street
San Bernardino, CA (August 1, 2018) – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reported that a pedestrian died after a fatal collision that took place at the intersection of Waterman Avenue and 9th Street. The incident occurred at approximately 10:00 PM at night on Saturday, July 28, 2018. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identities of the male pedestrian or the motorist involved in the crash has been revealed.
According to the report from the San Bernardino Police Department, for indeterminate reasons, a vehicle heading southbound in San Bernardino County had plowed into an unidentified male pedestrian along Waterman and 9th. Sometime later, medical personnel brought the man to a nearby hospital, where he tragically succumbed to injuries sustained during the impact.
Authorities have not specified if the motorist was injured or remained at the scene.
Currently, the San Bernardino Police Department has assumed authority over the ongoing investigation into this fatal accident. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and most loving thoughts to the family and friends of the deceased man and wish them strength and peace of mind during this difficult, tragic time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident in San Bernardino County
As ordered in the California State laws, drivers are obliged to decrease the speed of their vehicles and provide the right of way for pedestrians along any portion of a roadway. Given the circumstances, officials have not yet determined if the male victim had been walking in a marked or unmarked crossing zone along Waterman and 9th.
As the investigation continues, forensic teams will inspect the vehicle and photos of the crash site to determine if mechanical issues or system failure forced the crash. Likewise, officials will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving contributed to the accident in any way.
At the conclusion of the case, the members of the victim’s family can potentially file a wrongful death claim against the driver and, ultimately, receive compensation for unfortunate inconveniences including funeral expenses and the tragic loss of a loved one.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
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Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.