Fontana Man, 42, Identified as Pedestrian Victim
FONTANA (April 18th, 2019)
Fontana police officials are investigating a fatal pedestrian versus auto collision which occurred early Thursday morning, April 18th, at the 17800 block of Foothill Boulevard.
Authorities were dispatched to the scene of the accident which occurred at roughly 3:30 a.m.
Limited information has been publicized at this time, however, it has been confirmed that the victim identified as Vicente Meza Lomas, 42, of Fontana, sadly died of his injuries. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
No details were provided on the driver involved and their condition.
Pedestrian Accident Investigation
In most instances, pedestrians possess the right-of-way when crossing an intersection or a street regardless if they are in a marked crosswalk. It is always a driver’s duty to yield to any pedestrian or bicyclist, however, pedestrians must take extra caution and never assume that a motorist will stop. Authorities will continue to look further into this incident as it is likely that at least some liability will be assigned to the driver.
Considering that liability seems to have already been determined, the family of Vicente Meza Lomas may be entitled to a wrongful death claim if they wish to file a lawsuit. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
Fontana Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an auto accident caused by another motorist and are looking for guidance, contact Bond & Taylor Law Firm for legal help today at 833-266-3534.