Riverside police today sought a pickup truck driver who may have caused another driver to swerve into a woman walking along the shoulder of the road, fatally injuring her.
Carmen Pineda had gone to a friend’s grave site Friday to pay her respects, but she never made it home.
Pineda, 37, of Riverside was killed while she was walking back on Arlington Avenue near the Norco city limits.
She was on the south shoulder of Arlington just west of Fairhaven Drive around 12:29 p.m. when a black pickup crossed the center lane into oncoming traffic. An eastbound Dodge pickup swerved off the road to avoid the black truck and struck Pineda, according to Riverside police.
Pineda died of her injuries at 1:30 p.m. at Riverside Community Hospital. Police are looking for the black truck, which did not stop at the scene.
Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Death Liability
While the accident on February 24th remains under investigation, the victims or family members of the victims would be well-advised to seek immediate consultation from a Riverside wrongful death Lawyer. An experienced attorney can advise the victims of their legal rights and decide the best course of action in recovering the maximum compensation for their injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Also, in unique and complex situations such as this one, an attorney can hire a highly skilled independent investigator to reconstruct the scene of the accident to determine who is at fault.
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