Grethel Torres, 13, Hit and Killed by Car in Ontario
ONTARIO (October 31, 2017) – A young pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle in the area of G Street and Grove Avenue Tuesday morning, according to KTLA.
The accident was reported just before 7 a.m. at the intersection near Wiltsey Middle School.
As per the article, Ontario Police Department and Ontario-Montclair School District officials said the girl was crossing the street in a crosswalk on G Street when she was hit by a car.
The victim was transported to San Antonio Regional Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department identified the child as 13-year-old Grethel Torres, of Ontario.
Torres was walking on her way to her school when the collision took place. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help her family.
Meanwhile, police added that a male driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. The investigation is ongoing.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the girl during such a difficult time.
San Bernardino County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Pedestrian accidents, whether they result in injury or death, throughout the state are threatening the safety of the people crossing the streets. Aside from factors such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding and distracted driving, the inadequate law enforcement and poor street lighting and road construction may also play a role in the occurrence of such incidents that often lead to death of the pedestrians involved.
Once the investigation process is over and it proves that the tragic collision was caused by the negligence of another individual or entity, the family of Ms. Grethel Torres may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident and you believe another party is at fault, contact us today and speak with our experienced San Bernardino County wrongful death lawyer at 800-235-6801. Call us for a free case consultation and let us help you.
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