[04-08-2024] Riverside County, CA – 37-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Killed After Hit-And-Run Collision in Mead Valley

Published April 8, 2024

[04-08-2024] 37-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Killed After Hit-And-Run Collision in Mead ValleyA 37-year-old male pedestrian was killed after a hit-and-run collision in Mead Valley, Riverside County, on Monday morning, April 8, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash was reported at about 7:42 a.m. at the 22675 block of Cajalco Road, west of Interstate 215.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the pedestrian was hit between the hours of 3:15 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. CHP identified the victim as a 37-year-old man from Perris. His identity was not released pending notification of next of kin.

The vehicle that collided with the victim fled the scene on Cajalco Road immediately after the incident. The driver did not stop to help or call the authorities.

It is still unclear what the victim was doing prior to the incident. There is also no description released yet pertaining to the suspect and the involved vehicle.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the authorities immediately. Investigations are underway.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.