Officers Arrest Robert Griffin in Corona Fatal Crash
Corona, CA (October 22, 2022) – On Monday, the CHP arrested Robert Griffin, 46, of Chino, in a Corona Expressway crash killing Danelle Aguirre.
According to the investigators, the fatal collision took place on August 15, at about 2:25 a.m.
Officers say Robert Griffin was northbound on the freeway north of the Riverside Freeway, in a Lexus SC430 when he rear-ended a Dodge Ram pickup.
Allegedly, Robert Griffin plowed the truck at an unknown speed. As a result, the driver lost control of the vehicle, veered off the highway, and overturned.
The Dodge’s passenger, Danelle Aguirre, 41, of Moreno Valley, sustained fatal injuries. The driver incurred minor to moderate injuries.
Moreover, the investigators stated that Robert Griffin raced away from the crash and fled south of the border, and hid in Mexico.
The Mexican State Police turned him over to the CHP and booked him into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run resulting in death. Jail records indicate he posted a bail of $150,000 Wednesday and was released from the downtown jail.
He has no documented prior felony convictions. Though, court documents show he has been involved in an unresolved case for allegedly being an unlicensed driver of a motor vehicle in 2021.
Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the families and friends of Danelle Aguirre. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
What to do when a Loved One Dies in Traffic Collision?
We at Sweet Lawyers understand that losing a loved one in a traffic incident like the Corona Expressway hit-and-run crash is devastating.
More so, if it is to deal with the legalities of a wrongful death case. You need the help of legal experts to fight for you and to get the justice your loved one deserves.
The benefit of getting yourself a wrongful death attorney is that they will help you get compensation for the economic and non-economic damages incurred due to the death.
However, know that with a wrongful death case, there is a time limit on which the bereaved can take legal action. These restrictions are called the statute of limitations. It will only allow you to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain time. When these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid. Thus, the loved ones can no longer file a lawsuit.
Thus, it is crucial to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.
So, to the bereaved of Danelle Aguirre, talk to us here at Sweet Lawyers. Our legal experts will guide you on how to go about a possible wrongful death claim.
In fact, when you hire us, our attorneys will exhaust their best to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses and analyze evidence.