Banning Man, 26, Identified as Pedestrian Fatally Struck
CATHEDRAL CITY (April 20th, 2019)
Cathedral City police authorities are investigating a pedestrian versus auto collision that took place over the weekend on Saturday morning at an intersection.
Authorities were called to the scene following the accident at 2:09 a.m. involving a vehicle and a 26-year-old pedestrian man.
The collision tragically left the pedestrian man, identified as Gilbert Albert Avila Jr., with fatal injuries as he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the driver of the involved vehicle identified only as a 28-year-old Desert Hot Springs was uninjured and not believed to have been under the influence.
Authorities continue their investigation as they gather more facts and information pertaining to this incident.
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 Gilbert Avila 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.
Huntington Beach 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.