49-Year-Old Santa Ana Man Killed in Corona Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 15 near Cerrito Road
Corona, California (September 14, 2021) – A driver died after being struck by a truck after exiting his car on an interstate early Tuesday morning in Corona, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The deadly crash occurred about 3:55 a.m. on the southbound side of Interstate 15, just south of El Cerrito Road.
The CHP said a 49-year-old Santa Ana man was driving an Acura SUV on the interstate when, for unknown reasons, he rear-ended a big rig.
The Santa Ana man stopped in the slow lane and then got out of his vehicle to check the damage. Moments later, a tractor-trailer hauling two gravel trailers struck the man.
Fatal Crash on 15 Freeway in Corona
The Santa Ana man was declared dead at the scene. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of next of kin.
The driver of the tractor-trailer reportedly fled the scene after the crash.
The driver of the truck that was initially involved in the collision pulled to the freeway‘s shoulder. The driver did not suffer any injuries.
No further details regarding the crash were immediately given.
The collision remains under investigation.
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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