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San Bernardino Hit-and-Run Car Accident Proves Fatal


Manuel Cadena, 64, was killed in a Victorville car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The San Bernardino County Sun, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Palmdale Road, near Borego Road, the night of June 26, 2011. The driver left the scene.

Officials found Cadena lying on the roadway and transported him to a local hospital where he died. Eyewitnesses have described the hit-and-run vehicle as a dark green or black SUV, possibly a Toyota. The vehicle was last seen driving east on Palmdale. Anyone with information about this hit-and-run car accident is encouraged to call 760-241-2911 or WeTip at 800-78-CRIME.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Manuel Cadena for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were seven fatalities and 20 injuries reported due to Victorville pedestrian accidents. In San Bernardino County as a whole, pedestrian accidents claimed 39 lives and injured 432 people, during the same year.

Leaving the Scene of a Crash

Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the SUV not only struck and critically injured Cadena, but also left him lying on the roadway without care or medical attention. Appalling! California law requires motorists to stop, remain at the scene of a crash, and most importantly, obtain help for the injured victim. Getting prompt medical attention could have saved this man’s life. Instead of stopping and helping this severely injured victim, the driver chose to flee.

I certainly hope this hit-and-run driver will be quickly apprehended and brought to justice. If you have any information about this incident, please visit our web site at to find out how you can offer an anonymous tip and become instantly eligible to win a $1,000 reward. This web site is part of our ongoing effort to partner with the community and help hold hit-and-run drivers accountable.

Protecting Victims’ Rights

Families of deceased car accident victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation, and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also inform families about how their own car insurance policy applies to an incident where the hit-and-run driver is never identified, or in a case where the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.

Lost a family member in a San Bernardino County car accident? Want to know your rights? Want to know what your case is worth? Want compensation? Want justice? Want to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen to another family?

Call your best friends in the legal industry after a fatal Victorville pedestrian accident. Call 800-259-6373. The call is free. The advice may be priceless.

Call a Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys San Bernardino wrongful death lawyer for a free professional evaluation of your rights by attorneys who have been representing families of deceased accident victims since 1978. You will experience award winning representation and outstanding personal service by a compassionate and understanding law firm in a comfortable environment.

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