Kevin Olivera and Another Man Suffered Fatal Injuries in Riverside Pedestrian Crash
Riverside, CA (June 27, 2023) – Kevin Olivera and another pedestrian succumbed to fatal injuries sustained in a Riverside pedestrian crash on Bishop near Van Buren Boulevard and Challen Avenue. According to ABC7, the accident occurred around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday.
Kevin Olivera, another pedestrian, and a dog were fatally injured in a pedestrian crash near Van Buren Boulevard and Challen Avenue in Riverside.
The Riverside Police Department reported one of the fatalities in a Riverside pedestrian crash involving two men on foot and a GMC pick-up truck, leaving the pedestrians with life-threatening injuries near Van Buren Boulevard and Challen Avenue.
The fatality was identified as Kevin Olivera, who left behind a newborn named Karla.
According to the report, the GMC pick-up truck, driven by a 17-year-old teen without license and ID, was going southbound on Van Buren at high speed when it lost control, hitting two pedestrians, a dog, and a light pole.
Unfortunately, Olivera, another pedestrian, and the dog succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
Meanwhile, the driver incurred a severe internal injury from the collision. He is now detained due to the casualty.
Officer Ryan Railsback stated, “We do suspect that alcohol may play a factor in this; we do know he’s 17 years old and is unlicensed as well as no ID.”
Olivera, according to family relatives, was a hardworking young guy who would often work two jobs at the same time.
Moreover, authorities are still investigating the cause of this Riverside pedestrian crash. Anyone with information can contact Detective Ryan Mchugh at 951-826-8720 or RMchugh@riversideca.gov.
J&M Tip: Accidents caused by a minor may hold their guardians or parents liable for the accident damages of the crash. However, if the accident results in a wrongful death, the minor may face legal consequences due to the casualty.
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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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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 Riverside
In this case, the injured victims in this Interstate 5 pedestrian crash can have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. These results can point out any acts of negligence by a person or business which might have contributed to the accident.
Indeed, no amount of money can ever make up for the injuries or death left by an accident caused by someone else. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind, so you can fully heal and recover.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of the victims.
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