Freeways are a fact of life in Southern California. They provide a mostly-efficient ways for commuters to get to where they are going safely. Accidents involving pedestrians on freeways are because someone has decided to cross the roadway when it is dark or in a situation where a motorist simply doesn’t have time to stop – and the end result can end in tragedy.
An incident that happened on Wednesday in San Bernardino resulted in the death of a 39-year-old Lake Elsinore man. According to an article which appeared on the San Bernardino Sun website, a spokesperson from the California Highway Patrol, CHP Officer Ivan Sandoval, said in a statement that the man had been attempting to cross the 215 Freeway a little after 3:00 a.m. when he was struck and killed.
The victim was struck by a white Chevrolet Express van and was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities. The driver of the van stayed at the scene until he was released by law enforcement officers. Currently, no charges against the driver are pending.
Officer Sandoval said that the investigation is still currently under investigation. Authorities have not identified or released the name of the victim pending the notification of family members.