At about 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21, a crash occurred at the intersection of Citrus Avenue and Foothill Boulevard that ultimately killed three people and injured several others, reported the Los Angeles Times. The collision, which The Press-Enterprise reported involved a maroon Dodge Durango SUV, a blue pickup truck, and another vehicle, was triggered when one of the vehicles involved ran a red light while traveling at a high rate of speed. A 33-year-old man and a 2-year-old girl were pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported a 33-year-old woman to an area hospital, where she succumbed to the trauma she suffered about two hours after the accident. Authorities are investigating the crash.
Fontana accounted for 7 of the 180 fatalities and 700 of the 11,050 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in San Bernardino County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Traffic signs and signals were a primary collision factor in 125 of the fatal and 20,740 of the injury accidents that occurred in the state that year. Throughout California, traffic accidents claimed the lives of 2,720 people.
When a motorist violates traffic safety laws and causes an accident that seriously or fatally harms others, the victims or their surviving family member may file personal injury or wrongful death claims in order to hold the motorist liable for the expenses associated with their recoveries or losses. For more information on the rights of the victims of auto accidents, please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the man, woman, and child who were killed in the crash.
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