Indio, CA. (July 3, 2018) – The Riverside County Coroner has confirmed the identity of the man who was sadly killed in a pedestrian accident Sunday morning. 65-year-old Jose Francisco Pinela is the man who was struck by a vehicle on Avenue 44, west of Golf Center at approximately 3:42 a.m. Pinela, unfortunately, died from the injuries he suffered in this accident.
According to the Indio Police Department, Pinela was attempting to cross Avenue 44 when he was tragically struck by a vehicle. Paramedics arrived on the scene quickly to help the injured pedestrian. Pinela was immediately transported to Desert Hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. Sadly, he passed away from those injuries just a short time after arriving at the hospital.
The driver of the vehicle reportedly told the police that they did not see Pinela crossing the avenue. Currently, a detailed investigation is being conducted in order to determine whether or not the driver will face criminal charges, or who may have been at fault for the accident.
We would like to offer our sincerest sympathies and our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family members and friends of Jose Francisco Pinela during this tragic time.
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The cause and events that led to this fatal accident are currently unknown. Investigators will certainly be looking at factors such as right-of-way, distracted driving, excessive speed, and intoxication in order to determine liability. Depending on the results of the investigation, there very well may be a wrongful death lawsuit to follow.
Many family members of victims will pursue a claim for compensation due to the immensely high costs that follow a sudden and unexpected death. While we take pride in our passion for holding negligent drivers accountable and offering mental relief for the family members of the victim, only the victims’ family may decide if they wish to file a wrongful death claim.
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. If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
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 for all those involved in the accident.