Indio Man, 70, Identified as Victim
INDIO, CA (April 21st, 2019)
Indio police officials are investigating a fatal pedestrian versus vehicle collision which took place over the weekend on Sunday, April 21st, at the crossing of Monroe Street and Requa Avenue.
At precisely 6:00 a.m., authorities were dispatched crash site where they located an elderly man suffering from grave injuries after being struck by a passing motorist.
The victim identified as Agustin Hernandez, 70, of Indio, tragically died of his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, officials were able to confirm the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and that neither drugs nor alcohol played any role.
Following the collision, Monroe at Requa remained shut down for an extended period of time while authorities performed their initial investigation.
Pedestrian Accident Investigation
In most instances, pedestrians possess the right-of-way when crossing an intersection or a street regardless if they are in a marked crosswalk. It is always a driver’s duty to yield to any pedestrian or bicyclist, however, pedestrians must take extra caution and never assume that a motorist will stop. Authorities will continue to look further into this incident as it is likely that at least some liability will be assigned to the driver.
Considering that liability seems to have already been determined, the family of Agustin Hernandez may be entitled to a wrongful death claim if they wish to file a lawsuit. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
Indio Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an auto accident caused by another motorist and are looking for guidance, contact Bond & Taylor Law Firm for legal help today at 833-266-3534.