A 51-year old transient crossing a street in Victorville early the other morning was killed when he stepped in front of a truck. The road was closed for more than six hours, causing traffic to back up.
When rescuers arrived on the scene, they pronounced the man dead. The accident is under investigation; officials are ruling out alcohol and/or drugs as a factor.
California Vehicle Code Section 21950(a) states, "The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection". However, it is still the pedestrian's duty to use care when crossing the street whether in an intersection or not. It can be dangerous for a pedestrian to suddenly leave a curb and walk into the path of a vehicle that is close enough to cause an immediate hazard.
If you are injured while crossing the street, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will investigate your case to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses and pain and suffering.