We live in a relatively quiet area of California that is unencumbered by the craziness of our state capital or Los Angeles. Nonetheless, our roadways, like the roadways generally of our entire state, are not so quiet. Unfortunately, this was highlighted by a recent fatal hit-and-run crash, allegedly perpetrated by a local.
The fatal car accident
According to the San Bernardino Police Department, on Sunday, just before 11:00 a.m., the motor vehicle accident occurred. According to witnesses, the car struck the pedestrian near Waterman Avenue and Rialto Avenue. When officers arrive, the pedestrian was still lying in the middle of the street. Witnesses followed the vehicle onto westbound 10 Freeway, where the California Highway Patrol finally stopped the vehicle near Euclid Avenue in Ontario, California. He was given a sobriety test, and he allegedly failed it.
After the crash
The local man was arrested for a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on October 4. The man was booked on a DUI charge, including a charge for the hit-and-run death. He was booked into a San Bernardino County jail and is being held without bail at the county’s Central Detention Center.
What we can learn
For San Bernardino, California, residents, there is a lot we can learn from this tragedy. First, do not drink and drive. The consequences can be deadly and devastating for both drivers and their victims (and their families). Second, if one is impacted by a drunk driver a wrongful death lawsuit or personal injury lawsuit is available to get civil justice for that negligent driver’s actions.