Itzel Ontiveros Killed After Tow Truck Accident at Date Palm and Gerald Ford Drives
LOCATION: Cathedral City
DATE OF COLLISION: Sunday, September 16th
September 17, 2018 – 22-year-old Itzel Contereras Ontiveros was killed in a traffic accident at the intersection of Date Palm and Gerald Ford drives, according to NBC News.
Deadly Car Crash in Cathedral City, September 16
Preliminary investigation revealed Ontiveros was in a sedan heading north at the crossing when, for reasons still under investigation, the car crashed into the back of a tow truck. Ontiveros, of Cathedral City, suffered fatal trauma as a result of the impact.
Police did not specify whether Ontiveros was a driver or a passenger at the time of the crash.
Meanwhile, no immediate information was released on the tow truck operator.
Riverside County Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of the sedan and the tow truck involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine exactly what happened here and why. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Pending results of the investigation, the family members of Ms. Itzel Ontiveros may have the right to a wrongful death claim. Surviving family of victims killed in similar accidents are potentially entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been involved in a traffic accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced Riverside County wrongful death lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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