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Palm Desert, CA (February 28, 2020) – A man was killed in an auto-pedestrian collision that occurred on Thursday evening, February 27th, in Palm Desert. Police officials stated that the fatal accident occurred around 5:58 p.m. at the intersection of Dinah Shore Drive and Miriam Way.
According to authorities, a 52-year-old man was walking across the intersection inside the crosswalk when he was hit by a Chevrolet Suburban. Emergency responders arrived at the scene but the victim ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
The 34-year-old male driver of the Suburban remained at the scene to cooperate with authorities and no charges have been announced. The exact events that led to this incident are under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Data provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety showed that fatal pedestrian accidents in California increased by around 32.8 percent between 2012 and 2016. Auto-pedestrian collisions are so-frequently serious due to the utter defenselessness of the victim, alongside such factors as reckless behavior behind the wheel. It is very important for victims and bereaved loved ones to protect their rights and to hold inattentive parties liable for their actions.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers responsible for the devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
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