3 Hurt in Fatal Pomona Multi-Vehicle Accident on 10 Freeway and 71 Freeway
POMONA, CA (January 26, 2021) – Sunday, Velma Soto, Luis Miranda and Christaphore Ruffin were injured in a fatal crash on the 10 Freeway and 71 Freeway.
The incident occurred just after midnight on westbound the 10 Freeway and 71 Freeway.
According to reports, a silver 2018 Honda Accord stopped in the number four lane. Then, a 22013 Chevrolet Malibu rear-ended the Honda. The crash then pushed the Honda to hit three people who went out of the vehicle.
As a result, a 41-year-old man from South Gate died at the scene.
Meanwhile, a 39-year-old Velma Soto and 20-year-old Luis Miranda, both South Gate residents, were transported to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center with major injuries.
Then, the Honda landed on its side near the Kellogg Drive off-ramp. Meanwhile, as the Chevrolet Malibu became disabled in the number two lane of the westbound freeway, a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze struck the Malibu.
Also, the 32-year-old Cruze driver Christaphore Ruffin from Barstow was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center after suffering from back pain.
“The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu fled the scene prior to the CHP arrival,” said the CHP. They added that by 4:06 a.m., the traffic lanes on the westbound freeway were cleared.
Also, the CHP’s Baldwin Park office encouraged anyone who witnessed the Pomona crash to contact them at 626-338-1164.
Sweet Lawyers extends our condolences to the family and community of the victim. We also wish for the speedy recovery of those involved in the accident.
Moving Forward after Three-Vehicle Crash on 10 Freeway and 71 Freeway
While the loss of a dear one is irreversible, it is in the best interest of you and your family to be aware of what to do next.
The family of the victim must become aware that they may have the authority to file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death suit can be the most beneficial step towards recovery.
Filing a wrongful death claim will help alleviate the financial burden the death of a relative has generated.
“Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, of Sweet Lawyers.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a similar multi-vehicle accident, you do not have to face the aftermath alone. We strive for legal representation that encourages families to remain strong and find hope in their future. Above all, we understand the gravity of the situation at hand and want to help you. With our seasoned wrongful death lawyers, you will only need to tend to your well-being while we focus on your legal claim. Furthermore, our attorneys will ensure that you and your family receive the justice and compensation you deserve. For more information, call us now for a free consultation at (800) 674 7852.