5/2/2012At about 7:45 p.m. on Monday, April 16th, a motorcyclist struck and seriously injured 53-year-old pedestrian Zenaida Alba in Hesperia. While crossing Bear Valley Road at 5th Avenue, Zenaida was struck by a motorcyclist who had lost control and entered the intersection. She sustained major head trauma and was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where she underwent emergency surgery. Unfortunately, her injuries proved fatal. San Bernardino County authorities are investigating the accident.
“In the event that a driver’s negligence causes fatal harm to another, that person may be legally obligated to compensate the family of the victim for expenses related to their loss,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Hesperia accounted for 3 of the 39 fatalities and 14 of the 472 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents throughout San Bernardino County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Out of 103 cities with populations ranging in size from 50,001 to 100,000, the California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Hesperia 90th for pedestrian safety in a ranking system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Zenaida Alba, the woman who was struck and fatally injured by the motorcyclist.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Hesperia accident.
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Category: Pedestrian Accident
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