Teenager Killed in Hit-and-run Pedestrian Accident at San Bernardino Intersection
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2018) — Jade Maldonado, 14, of San Bernardino, was struck by a hit-and-run driver Friday morning at the intersection of Pacific Street and Glasgow Avenue, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The crash took place at 7:13 a.m. and prompted a call to paramedics to help the injured pedestrian. She was transported by ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center where she later died at 1:26 p.m. the same day.
Police say a driver who was traveling eastbound in a tan late-model GMC sport utility vehicle fled the scene without stopping to help the teenager.
There are no details about what led to the crash, but there is a clearly marked yellow crosswalk on Pacific Street. There are stop signs at Glasgow Avenue for cars entering Pacific Street, however, there is no stop sign on Pacific Avenue. Drivers are required to stop, however, if a pedestrian is present whether they are in the crosswalk or outside of it.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the driver or collision are asked to contact Eric Brewer at the California Highway Patrol in San Bernardino: 909-383-4247.
A Go Fund Me page was set up to help the girl’s family.
San Bernardino County Accident Lawyer
There were very few details provided in the report about what happened. We do not know at this time who is at fault for this collision.
We offer our prayers to the family of Jade Maldonado as they cope with this tragedy.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances.
An injured person should seek out immediate and ongoing medical care until they are completely better. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members against those responsible and or their insurance company.
We hope you are able to get the help you need, but if you would like legal assistance, please call us at 855-703-4186 to request a free consultation.
Johnson Attorneys Group is a proud, long-time supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
CHP DISPATCH REPORT
Incident: 00290 Type: Hit and Run w/Injuries Location: Pacific St / Glasgow Ave Loc Desc: Lat/Lon: 34.128611 -117.254523
10:20 AM 4  1039 202M AT THE OFC
10:19 AM 3  1039 AMR RUN # – 559 7815
7:14 AM 2  SBPD STARTED FIRE
7:13 AM 1  VEH VS PED XRAY
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