Ismael Fuentes After Pedestrian Crash in Indio of Riverside County
Indio, CA (May 23, 2022) – Ismael Fuentes (13) of Indio was identified as the pedestrian who got killed after getting hit by a pickup truck on the Avenue 48 and Oasis Street intersection in Indio. According to Yahoo News, the incident happened at around 8:22 pm on Sunday.
A pickup truck hit teenager Ismael Fuentes at the Avenue 48 and Oasis Street intersection in Indio of Riverside County.
According to authorities, they received a report of a fatal collision involving a teenage pedestrian. They later identified him as Fuentes. According to responders, he died at the scene.
They then closed part of Avenue 48 for around six hours after the accident. The road closure included the portion between Monroe and Jackson Street.
Indio Police spokesperson Ben Guitron that they are currently investigating the accident. Also, the pickup truck’s driver cooperated with their investigation. Right now, they don’t believe that intoxication played a role in this crash.
Desert Sands Unified School District spokesperson Mary Perry shared in an article on Yahoo News that Fuentes attended Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School. She said, “the entire Desert Sands Unified School District Community is saddened by the loss of one of our own.”
She continued, “we send our deepest sympathy to the family. He and his siblings and parents are an integral part of the DSUSD family. Our counselors spent the day with students and staff as we grieve over this loss.”
If you have any information about this accident, you can contact authorities at 760-391-4051 or call anonymously through Valley Crime Stoppers at 760-341-7867.
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More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians usually get major injuries in pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
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- the violation caused the accident
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In some cases, the driver might’ve sped down the road, hitting the pedestrian. This can put fault on the driver. Meanwhile, pedestrians can get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals, such as jaywalking. In these instances, the pedestrian can become at fault. Other factors, such as lack of road markings and ample lighting, can also lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help look at all angles to determine liability. Learn more about pedestrian accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Indio
In this case, the family members of Ismael Fuentes can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Ismael Fuentes.
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