At about 10:45 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 66-year-old Gloria Diaz, of Long Beach, was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Fontana. While traveling eastbound on Interstate 10, the driver of a 1995 Chevy Silverado pickup truck failed to decelerate for stopped traffic at Cherry Avenue and rear-ended the 2006 Ford Escort in which Diaz was riding. She was transported to an area hospital, where she succumbed to the trauma she suffered a short time later. The driver and passenger of the Chevy fled the scene. The CHP is investigating the crash.
“Apprehending the driver responsible for a fatal hit-and-run accident can prove crucial to the ability of the family of the victim to obtain compensation for their loss through the civil claims process,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 544 people in Fontana in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Hit-and-run was a factor in 28 of the crashes that resulted in injury or death in the city that year. Statewide, 2,720 people were killed in collisions.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Gloria Diaz.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Fontana hit-and-run.
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