Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Foothill Boulevard
45-year-old Edward Escobedo was hit and killed by a vehicle in Fontana on Friday night.
The incident took place on January 28th around 9 p.m. on Foothill Boulevard.
An unidentified vehicle struck Escobedo near Sultana Avenue and it is unclear at this time if the involved driver stayed at the scene.
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene to find the man lying on the ground. Sadly, despite life-saving efforts, Escobedo succumbed to his injuries.
Investigators are actively working to determine fault for the accident.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Edward Escobedo.
According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.