Miguel Cruz ID’d as Pedestrian Killed in Mecca Crash at Date Palm Street and 66th Avenue
Mecca, California (June 14, 2202) – The Riverside County Coroner’s office has identified the man who died after being hit by a vehicle Saturday evening in Mecca as Miguel Cruz, 47, of Mecca.
The fatal accident happened at about 8:55 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the intersection of Date Palm Street and 66th Avenue.
Cruz was struck by a vehicle at the Mecca intersection for undetermined reasons.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene and found Cruz lying on the right shoulder of the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Debris from the vehicle involved in the accident was found at the scene. The driver of the vehicle reportedly fled the scene.
The accident remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said