Female Passenger Killed in Rialto Crash
Two vehicles collided as the result of a suspected DUI driver in Rialto on Wednesday night.
One person was killed, and two others injured due to the impact.
The collision took place on June 8th around 9:15 p.m. on North Riverside Avenue.
Per reports, Richard Madrid, 38, was speeding north in a Mercedes C63 before colliding with an eastbound Chevrolet HHR.
Priscilla Hernandez, 40, of Colton, was a passenger in the Chevrolet. She sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital where she sadly died.
Additionally, her husband, the driver, suffered major injuries but is expected to be OK. He was also hospitalized in stable condition.
Madrid received treatment for minor injuries and was later arrested on suspicion of murder and booked on a $2.5 million bail.
Rialto Police are actively investigating the accident.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Priscilla Hernandez.
According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.