Victorville: Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck and Killed Pedestrian Damisha Ford Arrested
James E. Ballidis
At about 5 p.m. on Monday, August 15th, San Bernardino police arrested the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed 29-year-old pedestrian Damisha Ford on Friday, August 12th in Victorville. On the night of the accident, a group of Teazers Night Club patrons chased 28-year-old Broderick Lee Allen from the venue, throwing bottles at the 2009 Dodge Charger in which he attempted to leave. When two vehicles blocked his path, Allen accelerated quickly in reverse, fatally hitting Ford. He fled the scene, abandoning the Charger, of which he was not the registered owner, in a nearby area. He faces charges of hit-and-run driving resulting in death and vehicular manslaughter, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
Victorville accounted for 2 of the 39 traffic-related fatalities and 21 of the 472 injuries suffered by pedestrians in San Bernardino in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). The Washington DC-based coalition for reform, Transportation for America, recently ranked the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metro area as the fifth most dangerous in the nation for pedestrians.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Damisha Ford, the pedestrian who was struck and killed by the hit-and-run driver last Friday night.
The Press Enterprise originally reported this accident.
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