Michael Cota, 25, Killed in Fontana Accident at Merrill and Sierra Avenues
FONTANA (May 30, 2018) – A pedestrian was killed in a traffic accident in the area of Merrill and Sierra avenues late Saturday night, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The deceased has been identified as 25-year-old Michael Joe Cota, of Hesperia.
In the statement released online by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Fontana police reported that for an unknown reason Cota was struck by a vehicle on May 26. The collision took place at approximately 10:40 p.m., just south of the intersection of Merrill and Sierra avenues.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Fontana, May 26
Officials affirmed that Cota was immediately transported to Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Meanwhile, the news release did not indicate whether or not the driver involved stopped after hitting the man on the road. 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 Cota during such a difficult time.
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A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the pedestrian victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the deadly accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not the driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not the 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.
The surviving family of Mr. Michael Cota may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit pending the result of the investigation.
The claim will include 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 of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced San Bernardino County wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.
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