Ernestina Rivas Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident on Waterman Avenue
San Bernardino, CA (December 21, 2020) – On Wednesday, 48-year-old Ernestina Rivas died in a multi-vehicle crash on Waterman Avenue.
Moreover, the fatal crash happened at about 8:19 p.m. at the intersection of Third Street.
Rivas was waiting at a red light in a Toyota Camry, and behind her car another Camry who was also waiting at the light.
Suddenly, a Chevrolet Tahoe barreling south on Waterman Avenue slammed into the car behind Rivas.
In a chain reaction, Rivas’ vehicle was pushed into the intersection toward the path of a semi-truck, as it turned left.
As a result, Ms. Rivas, of San Bernardino, sustained severe injuries, and later died at a local hospital.
Meanwhile, the rescuers treated the SUV driver for minor injuries.
Furthermore, witnesses told officers they saw the SUV driver before the crash running through several red lights at a high speed.
Consequently, officers arrested the 27-year-old SUV driver of San Bernardino for driving under the influence of “an inhalant” and causing injury.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to express our condolences to the families and friends of Ernestina Rivas. May you find strength during this painful time.
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