Josue Ceja, 23, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred the night of February 13, 2011 at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Citrus Avenue in Fontana. Ceja was riding a motorcycle west on Foothill when he collided with a vehicle that was making a left turn. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. No driver or vehicle description is available at this time.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of this hit-and-run car accident victim for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were no fatalities, but 39 injuries due to motorcycle accidents in Fontana. In San Bernardino County as a whole, 34 people died and 534 were injured in motorcycle accidents during the same year.
Laws and Liability Issues
Based on this news report, not only did the driver make an unsafe left turn, failing to yield right-of-way to the oncoming motorcyclist, but he also fled the scene of a major injury collision, leaving Ceja lying on the roadway. Leaving the scene of an injury or fatal car accident is not only a morally reprehensible act, but also a serious crime under California law. California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a) states: “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident.”
I trust officials will soon apprehend this driver and bring him or her to justice. If you saw this incident or have any information, please visit our web site, www.hitandrunreward.com, to find out how you can leave an anonymous tip and also become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.
Families of deceased hit-and-run car accident victims would be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are preserved. A knowledgeable car accident attorney should also inform families about how their own car insurance policy might apply to an incident where the hit-and-run driver is never identified or in a case where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.
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