Ricardo Canela Jr. Killed in Pedestrian Accident

Fatal Fontana Pedestrian Accident Kills Man 

29-year-old Ricardo Canela Jr. was hit and killed by a vehicle in Fontana Friday night on March 11th. 

The fatal accident occurred at 11:35 p.m. within the eastbound lanes of the I-10 Freeway. 

Per CHP, a vehicle struck the man just east of Sierra Avenue under unclear circumstances. 

Sadly, Canela Jr. sustained major injuries and died at the scene at 11:50 p.m. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ricardo Canela Jr. 

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.

Tips for pedestrians: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone) 
  • Obey traffic laws & signals
  • Always use crosswalk

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.