[Menifee, CA] – Alex Herrera Passed Away After Bicycle Accident on Highway 74
Alex Herrera Hit and Killed by Two Separate Vehicles on Highway 74
Thursday, January 21, 2021 – Alex Herrera, age 43, died last Saturday evening at around 10:45 P.M. Moreover, the man from Lake Elsinore was struck and killed by two separate vehicles on Highway 74.
Initially, the deadly accident happened when a white truck struck Mr. Herrera while he was traveling westbound. Just west of Briggs Road.
Allegedly, the driver was not sure exactly what he had hit because of how dark it was during the accident.
However, official authorities said that Mr. Herrera was hit while he was crossing the roadway.
Subsequently, the force of the impact threw him into the opposite lanes of the highway. Then, he was struck again by another vehicle.
In The Aftermath
Unfortunately, police pronounced him dead on arrival.
Afterward, the driver of the white truck remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Likewise, the driver of the second vehicle left his license plate number at the scene before taking off.
Later, authorities detained and questioned the driver of the second vehicle who is registered in Hemet. Subsequently, police were able to decern that the driver may not have known he had struck a person at the time of the accident.
Furthermore, official authorities did not make any arrests. Still, they are continuing to investigate the incident.
As a result, the police report claimed that neither of the drivers was suspected of being intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Keep An Eye Out For Pedestrians
Lately, people everywhere have taken to heading outdoors.
Furthermore, this is an easy and healthy way to get out of the house.
Also, this means that there are more pedestrians out there.
Moreover, the goal is to increase awareness about pedestrian safety.
Also, it is to remind drivers and pedestrians that staying safe is a shared responsibility.
Unfortunately, as the end of Daylight-Saving Time approaches the nights get longer.
Statistically, from September to February, over 30% of pedestrian fatalities occur between 6 p.m. and 8:59 p.m.
Remember, that things like drugs and alcohol, or distraction not only affect a person’s ability to drive.
Similarly, they affect a person’s ability to walk safely.
Here are some other tips for drivers and pedestrians:
5 Walking Safety Tips
- Stay on sidewalks whenever they are available. If there is not one available, then walk facing traffic. Moreover, make sure you are as far from traffic as possible.
- Always stay alert; do not be distracted by phones or texting that take your eye off the road.
- Importantly, cross streets at crosswalks or intersections. Additionally, drivers expect pedestrians to look for cars in all directions. Jaywalking is illegal in some areas, and you could be fined.
- Wear bright clothing during the day. Also, wear reflective clothing or materials at night. Furthermore, never assume a driver sees you. If possible, make eye contact with drivers as they approach. As a result, this will ensure that you are seen.
- Pay attention for cars entering or exiting driveways. Moreover, look for vehicles backing up in parking lots as well.
5 Driving Safety Tips
- Watch out for pedestrians everywhere. Additionally, make sure you always do this. Use extra caution when driving in hard-to-see conditions. Subsequently, this includes nighttime or harsh weather.
- Always, slow down and be ready to stop when turning or entering a crosswalk. Furthermore, never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk. As, there may be people crossing that you cannot see.
- Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Also, stop well back from the crosswalk to give other vehicles an opportunity. As a result, they will be able to see and stop for the crossing pedestrians.
- Obey posted speed limits. Especially, around people on the street. Follow slower speed limits in school zones and in areas where children are present.
- Be extra cautious when backing up. Often, pedestrians can move into your path when you least expect it.
To the family and friends of Alex Herrera, we at Salkow Law firm cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.
Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.
This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.