Fontana, CA (February 4, 2024) – On Saturday night, a high-speed police pursuit in Fontana resulted in two fatalities and four other injuries. Two police personnel were among the victims who were severely hurt.
Police stated in a news release that the pursuit began at 10:44 p.m. when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Nissan Sentra for vehicle code violations, but the driver failed to comply. The approximately 20-second pursuit peaked at over 100 mph and concluded at Valley Boulevard and Cypress Avenue, where the suspect lost control of the sedan and collided with another vehicle.
Two individuals were pronounced deceased at the scene, according to a police press release. Two others sustained critical injuries, and two officers were also hospitalized with major injuries. As of Sunday afternoon, Valley Boulevard, which had been closed from Cypress Avenue to Juniper Avenue pending the investigation, had been reopened. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is conducting the investigation.
We extend our sincere condolences to the deceased victims’ families. Our thoughts also go out to the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
Multi-vehicle crashes are an unfortunate fact of life in the Golden State. After all, most Californians need a vehicle for their daily commutes, no matter where they reside. With nearly 27 million cars on the road, California is consistently ranked as one of the most high-traffic states, leading to even greater risk and danger when operating motor vehicles. Every day, travel times are made longer by traffic congestion, car accidents, and the sheer volume of vehicles on the road.
Unfortunately, there is seemingly always the chance of getting into a car accident on California’s roadways. No one ever anticipates being involved in an accident but knowing the most common factors that lead to collisions and how to protect your legal rights after a crash are important.
Of course, every driver is expected to drive safely on the road to prevent injury to others. That’s why, when an accident happens, someone’s “duty of care” under the law has probably been broken, and that person or people may be held accountable for any injuries or other losses that result from the event. Tragically, thousands of people suffer permanent injuries due to auto accidents every year. Even at lower speeds, car accidents frequently cause severe injuries requiring immediate and ongoing medical attention.
Fortunately, a reputable vehicle accident attorney can assist you in understanding your options after an accident. You may be able to file a claim to be compensated for losses you’ve experienced due to the accident. The appropriate course of action for your specific case should be determined with the advice of an experienced lawyer.
Don’t wait to contact the skilled accident lawyers at Russell & Lazarus, APC, if an accident caused by another party’s carelessness has left you with injuries and other losses. Call our team at (949) 309-0990 to speak with a Fontana auto accident attorney.
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