1 Hospitalized after Fontana Pedestrian Crash near Woodland Drive
FONTANA, CA (October 23, 2020) – Wednesday morning, a pedestrian suffered serious injuries in a hit-and-run accident on Cherry Avenue.
The incident happened at around 12:20 a.m. on Cherry Avenue.
According to the preliminary information, a 32-year-old male pedestrian walked across Cherry Avenue from east to west. However, a vehicle struck him in the no. 2 lane of southbound Cherry Avenue near Woodland Drive.
The authorities said that the driver stopped to check the victim down on the ground. However, the driver fled west on Woodland Drive.
When medical responders arrived, they took the victim to an area hospital. However, the pedestrian was listed in critical but stable condition.
The authorities described the suspect as a “man in his 20s who was driving a light-colored four-door car.”
Furthermore, Fontana P.D.’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) handles the investigation. They also shut down the streets as they worked at the scene.
“The MAIT investigators are seeking the assistance of those who live, work or were driving in the area during the time frame to check your vehicle’s dash cameras and surveillance cameras for any footage which may lead to the identity of the suspect,” the P.D. revealed.
The authorities are urging anyone with information about the crash to call Officer Joshua MacMillan at (909) 350-7770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facts about Pedestrians and Accidents
Pedestrians have the right of way at any crosswalk or intersection. Therefore, it’s a driver’s responsibility to yield and be prepared to stop.
While car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
Furthermore, common locations for these pedestrian incidents include shopping center entrances, street corners, and intersections.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. Nevertheless, the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
If you sustained injuries in a crash, reach out to the experienced accident attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. We understand what you are going through. Thus, our team is here to ensure your legal rights are protected. With over 40 years in the legal field, we have the experience and the resources to win your pedestrian accident case. Thus, call us today at (800) 674 7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation at a location nearest you.