Rancho Cucamonga: Three Killed, Two Injured in Wrong-Way Crash
Posted on Jul 21, 2014
At about 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014, three people were killed and two were seriously injured in a wrong-way crash on the 210 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes near Deer Creek Boulevard, the driver of a blue Hyundai crashed into an eastbound silver Hyundai. Two passengers sitting in the back of the silver Hyundai and the driver of the blue Hyundai were killed in the accident. Emergency responders transported the male driver of the silver Hyundai and a female who was sitting in the front seat to area hospitals to receive treatment for serious injuries. Authorities are investigating the collision, including whether or not alcohol was a contributing factor.
The Press-Enterprise identified the victims as 28-year-old Mack Jaramillo, of La Habra; 38-year-old Falguni Shah, of Fontana; and 52-year-old Veena Shah, of London, England.
In 2011, the most recent year for which California Office of Traffic Safety crash data are available, 341 people were killed or injured in accidents that occurred in Rancho Cucamonga. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 38 of the fatal and injury collisions. Speed played a role in 82 of the accidents. Across California, deadly alcohol-related crashes increased from 774 in 2011 to 802 in 2012.
After a fatal crash, the families of the victims may file wrongful death claims in order to be compensated for their losses. Those who were injured may seek compensation for the expense of their recoveries through the personal injury claims process. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Mack Jaramillo, Falguni Shah, and Veena Shah. We would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured.