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Fatal pedestrian accident

A 71-year old man, while crossing the street the other night, was struck by a vehicle and killed.

Police at the scene are not certain if the man was crossing in a crosswalk. According to California Vehicle Code Section 21954, "Pedestrians who walk on a roadway where there is no marked or unmarked crosswalk should yield the right-of-way to all vehicles that are near enough to constitute an immediate hazard." However, drivers still have the duty to exercise due care for the safety of pedestrians on the roadway. This driver remained at the scene.

An investigation is under way to determine what happened. If the driver is found to be at fault, he or she may be held liable for the victim's wrongful death. It would be wise for the family of the victim to contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will investigate this case to determine who was to blame for this man's death.

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