Michael Arellano, 29, Killed in Corona Accident at Magnolia and Santana
CORONA (August 30, 2018) – A driver was killed after a traffic collision in the area of Magnolia Avenue and Santana Way on Thursday, according to KTLA and My News LA.
Riverside County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 29-year-old Michael Arellano, of Corona.
As per the reports, police said a Jeep Cherokee was traveling north on Magnolia Avenue when for an unknown reason its male operator failed to notice that the traffic ahead was stopped for a red light at Santana Way.
Man Injured in Crash at Magnolia Avenue and Santana Way
Arellano, waiting in the left-turn pocket, was preparing to turn his Honda Accord west into the shopping center when he was rear-ended by the Jeep. The Accord was ultimately forced into the intersection and struck a Volkswagen Jetta.
Police affirmed that Arellane was immediately taken to Corona Regional Hospital where he later died. The accident occurred at around 11 a.m., just west of Santana Regional Park.
The man driving the Jeep was brought to the Riverside Community Hospital with unspecified injuries while the motorist in the Jetta was unharmed. Their names were not disclosed.
The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Michael Arellano during such a difficult time.
Riverside County Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of the three vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what exactly prompted the deadly collision. Authorities will thoroughly look into how the male driver of Jeep Cherokee, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the car, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or did not yield to the right of way person. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by all the cars involved such as point of impact, its final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
The surviving family of Mr. Michael Arellano may possess the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit pending the results of the investigation. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, lost wages, loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with our experienced Riverside County wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and bring our expertise to your case. Contact us for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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