A reminder for all drivers- prioritize pedestrian safety on the roads. A fatal auto-pedestrian accident occurred on June 12, 2023, in Riverside County, California. Michael Valladares, a 29-year-old man, lost his life after being hit by a semi-truck. The accident took place on SR 91 near Tyler Street in Riverside. Our condolences are with the family and friends of Valladares during this difficult time.
In recent years, pedestrian fatalities have been increasing, making it essential for both drivers and pedestrians to be careful. It is important for drivers to slow down while driving in areas with high pedestrian traffic, such as crosswalks and school zones, and always yield the right of way to pedestrians. Distractions such as texting or using phones have to be avoided while driving.
As pedestrians, it is important to wear reflective clothing, particularly at night, and use designated crosswalks while exercising caution while walking near traffic. As we continue to grieve the loss of Michael Valladares, let us use this tragedy to promote change and prioritize safety on the roads. It is important to work together to prevent future accidents.