Apple Valley, CA (August 17, 2020) – As reported by a local news source, a fatal pedestrian accident took place at the intersection of Highway 18 and Tao Road on the night of Sunday, August 17th.

The news report stated that a silver 2010 Chevrolet Equinox hit a pedestrian in the eastbound lanes of Highway 18, a little west of Tao Road.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., emergency first response teams reported to the scene of the accident, which took place in front of the Car and Dog Wash. On their arrival, they discovered the pedestrian lying in the roadway.

Emergency medical personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene. They confirmed that the pedestrian died as a result of injuries caused by the impact. 

The identity of the deceased victim remains unreported at this time as local law enforcement officers are awaiting confirmation and the notification of their next of kin.

In the meantime, police noted that the driver of the Chevrolet did pull over after the incident, waited at the scene for them to arrive, and has thus far cooperated with their investigation.

All eastbound lanes of traffic between Tao Road and Corwin Road were closed off by deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department in order to facilitate a professional inquiry into cause and liability for the accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Apple Valley

Apple Valley, CA - Pedestrian Killed on Tao Rd

Due primarily to annually increasing vehicular fatality rates along with a yearly increase in the number of crash victims who sustain injuries that are medically classified as life-threatening, car accidents have been and continue to be the number one cause of wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits in California. 

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