Richard Faulkner ID’d as Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle on Langlois Road near Dillon Road in Desert Hot Springs

Richard Faulkner
Richard Faulkner Killed in Desert Hot Springs Pedestrian Accident on Langlois Road

Desert Hot Springs, California (September 10, 2021) – The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Bureau has identified the pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday night in Desert Hot Springs as Richard Faulkner.

The tragic crash happened at about 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, on Langlois Road, just south of Dillon Road.

Authorities said Faulkner was hit by a vehicle in the area. Details on what led up to the accident were not immediately available.

Pedestrian Killed in Desert Hot Springs Crash ID’d

Faulkner was pronounced dead at the scene at around 8:24 p.m.

No further details were released.

The crash remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

Notable Pedestrian Accident Statistics According to the California Office of Traffic Safety:

  • 893 pedestrians were killed, and more than 14,000 were injured on California roadways in 2018.
  • California’s pedestrian fatality is almost 25% higher than the national average.
  • California is among the leading states in pedestrian deaths.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Make yourself visible to other road users by wearing bright colored clothes, reflector jackets, or using a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Avoid distractions such as using your phone while on the streets.
  • Cross streets on marked crosswalks and obey traffic lights.
  • Always pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Be predictable by observing all traffic rules and obeying signs and signals.

Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Look out for pedestrians, particularly in hard-to-see conditions, for example, at night and in bad weather.
  • Yield and be ready to stop whenever a pedestrian has the right-of-way.
  • Be cautious when parking or backing up – pedestrians can move across your path.
  • Observe all traffic rules.

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