One Dead in Fatal Jurupa Valley Hit-and-Run Collision
A hit-and-run driver struck and killed Victor Gonzales, 30, in the early hours of Tuesday, March 15th.
The incident occurred just before 2 in the morning on Van Buren Boulevard.
Sadly, Gonzales died at the scene despite life-saving efforts.
The involved driver fled the scene and was later found by police. While their name has yet to be disclosed, they have been ID’d as a 38-year-old.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Victor Gonzales.
According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. In addition, 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists.
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.