Jose Saavedra-Escoto Arrested in Fatal DUI Collision on West Santa Ana Avenue
San Bernardino County, CA (June 26, 2023) On Saturday evening, 59-year-old Gregory Cruz of Riverside, died in a wrong-way crash on West Santa Ana Avenue.
According to the Rialto Police Department (RPD), the fatal DUI collision happened around 8:43 p.m. on the 300 block of West Santa Ana Avenue.
Reports say that 48-year-old Jose Saavedra-Escoto of Bloomington, was on a westbound white Ford F-150 pickup truck that veered into the opposite lane and collided with a white Chevrolet Lumina driven by Cruz.
Rescuers say that Cruz suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to the hospital where Cruz succumbed to his injuries and was later pronounced dead. Meanwhile, Saavedra-Escoto suffered minor injuries and was also transported to a hospital.
Authorities later arrested Jose Saavedra-Escoto and booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Officials say that “Saavedra-Escoto was suspected to be driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.”
Police are investigating the fatal DUI collision.
Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the bereaved family of Gregory Cruz. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
Traffic Accidents Happens Every Minute
Did you know that a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident every 2 minutes? Emergency units receive road accident report every 57 seconds. Between 2020 and 2021, there was a 4.17% increase in accident-related deaths on our roadways.
Indeed, traffic safety is no laughing matter. The dangers of driving continue to rise, yet the public is forced to put their lives at stake on the road each day.
Let us make the roadways safe. It is everyone’s responsibility to abide by traffic rules and prevent traffic mishaps like the wrong-way crash on West Santa Ana Avenue.
Consult With Our Legal Team
Your safety on the road is never guaranteed; knowledge is a powerful tool. Indeed, in uncertain times such as these, you may want to speak to a professional in case of an accident.
Knowing what steps to take following a fatal collision can mean the difference between financial prosperity and financial disparity. The consequences of a severe accident can follow you for months, even years, if you don’t have your legal doubts cleared by an expert.
It is good to know that the aftershock of a traffic accident is not something to be dealt with alone. The burden is meant to be shared; preferably, with a community that knows how to handle the effects.
To the loved ones of Gregory Cruz, reach out to Sweet Lawyers‘ wrongful death attorneys. Our legal team will find you the most favorable possible outcome. We will achieve the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.