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.