San Bernardino: William Earl Swisher III Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident
Posted on Aug 19, 2014
At about 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2014, 62-year-old William Earl Swisher III, of Victorville, was killed in a hit-and-run accident in San Bernardino, reported The Press-Enterprise. A motorist struck Swisher, who was using a wheelchair at the time, along Cajon Boulevard north of Western Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are searching for the driver of a light-colored work truck with a roof rack. Witnesses, or anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of the driver, are asked to call police dispatchers at 909-384-5742.
Pedestrians accounted for 5 of the 17 fatalities and 64 of the 1,268 injuries suffered in traffic accidents that occurred in the city of San Bernardino in 2011, according to the California Highway Patrol’s most current crash data. Compared to 54 other cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000, San Bernardino ranked just below average for pedestrian safety. Sixty-five of the crashes that occurred in the city that year involved a hit-and-run driver.
After a fatal accident, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver in order to be compensated for their loss; however, when the identity of the driver or his or her whereabouts are unknown, such a claim may not be possible unless the victim had uninsured motorist coverage. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of William Earl Swisher III. We hope authorities apprehend the hit-and-run driver as soon as possible.