Jade Maldonado, 14, Killed in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Accident
SAN BERNARDINO (September 28, 2018) – A teenage pedestrian killed after an alleged hit-and-run accident in the area of Pacific Street and Glasgow Avenue Friday has been identified as Jade Maldonado, according to The Sun.
The 14-year-old San Bernardino girl was on her way to Pacific High School when the tragic collision occurred just after 7 a.m.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Maldonado was walking at the intersection of Glasgow Avenue and Pacific Street when she was struck by a vehicle.
The teen was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk when she was hit by the driver who was traveling between 40 and 50 mph at the time.
Pacific High Student Hit by Car in San Bernardino
CHP affirmed that Maldonado was left with life-threatening injuries as the motorist involved did not stop to render aid and fled the scene.
She was immediately taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where she underwent surgery. However, the victim was later pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, officials described the suspect car as a tan 2000 to 2004 GMC SUV. Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact the CHP at 909-383-4247.
*We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the girl during such a difficult time.
San Bernardino Wrongful Death Lawyer
In this case, it is evident that the driver of the SUV will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of the innocent young pedestrian involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision tragically killed another individual.
The surviving family of the Jade Maldonado will have then the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit seeking a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident, call our experienced San Bernardino wrongful death lawyer at 855-703-4186 and let us get the justice you deserve.
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