Rogelio Merlan Struck, Killed by Car on San Jacinto Avenue in Perris

Rogelio Merlan Killed in Perris Pedestrian Accident on San Jacinto Avenue


Perris, California (November 14, 2019) – 53-year-old Rogelio Merlan has been identified as the man who died in a pedestrian accident in Perris on Saturday evening.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 7 p.m. November 9, on San Jacinto Avenue.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said 27-year-old Lizbet Diaz was driving a car eastbound at a high rate of speed when she struck two parked vehicles before hitting Merlan.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

Diaz was transported to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley after sustaining minor injuries. However, she was later arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and hit-and-run resulting in injuries.

No further information was provided.

An investigation to determine the cause of the accident is ongoing.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.