Mark Braley, 53, was killed in a San Bernardino County car accident, which officials say involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a CBS news report, the fatal crash occurred the night of July 7, 2012 in the 300 block of Arrow Highway near Third Avenue in Upland. Police say three vehicles struck Braley. He was first hit by a dually truck whose driver fled the collision site. Two more vehicles then hit him. Those drivers stopped and called police. Braley died at the scene. Anyone with information about this hit-and-run crash is asked to contact Upland police officials.
My heart goes out to the family members of Mark Braley, particularly his wife Arla Braley and their 3-year-old daughter. Braley worked as an elevator technician and according to his wife, was a loving father and husband. She is asking the hit-and-run driver or other witnesses to come forward with information about this crash. Please keep this grieving family in your thoughts and prayers.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
There were no fatalities, but 14 injuries occurred involving pedestrian accidents in Upland in 2009, according to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). During the same year, pedestrian accident in San Bernardino County claimed 39 lives and injured 440 people.
Based on this news report, it appears that the truck driver struck Braley and left him lying on the roadway where he was hit and instantly killed by two other vehicles. Unconscionable! Leaving the scene of an injury accident without providing assistance to the victim is not only illegal but also an inhumane and irresponsible act. 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.”
Holding Wrongdoers Accountable
I trust officials will soon track down this hit-and-run driver and hold him or her accountable. If you have any information, please visit our web site at www.hitandrunreward.com to offer an anonymous tip and become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.
Families of deceased hit-and-run victims would be well advised to contact an experienced San Bernardino County personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A knowledgeable car accident attorney will also advise victims’ families about how they may be able to seek compensation through the uninsured motorist clause of their auto insurance policy.