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Redlands Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident on Colton Avenue; Dustin Garrett Arrested

skateboarder killed Redlands Hit-and-Run Colton AvenueSkateboarder, 27, Killed in Redlands DUI Hit-and-Run Crash on Colton Avenue

REDLANDS (February 18, 2018) – A skateboarder was killed after an alleged DUI hit-and-run crash on Colton Avenue Saturday night, according to The Press Enterprise.

The accident took place at about 9 p.m.

As per the article, police said a 27-year-old man on a skateboard was struck by a Nissan Altima which was traveling at a high rate of speed on Colton Avenue.

The force of the collision caused the man to be thrown onto the hood of the car before falling to the side of the road. The skateboarder was left with severe injuries as the driver of the Nissan fled the scene.

The victim was then transported to a hospital, where he later died. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, police affirmed that the suspect, 40-year-old Dustin Michael Garrett, ultimately slammed into a blue van and a Prius while fleeing. The motorist in the Prius sustained minor wounds upon impact.

Garrett continued driving, hit a parked car near Lawton Street and fled on foot. He was found at Empire Bowl near Colton and New York Street.

The Riverside man was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run and was booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga with a bail set at $250,000.

We offer our prayers most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased man during such a difficult time.

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It is evident that Mr. Dustin Garrett will be held fully responsible for causing the collision that led to the death of the skateboarder and injuries of another motorist involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the incident tragically killed and hurt other individuals.

Aside from fleeing, the suspect is also accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time. The family members of the deceased man and the wounded party have the right to pursue a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party who has neglected the safety of other people on the road. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, pain and suffering, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.

If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident caused by the negligence and wrongdoing of another person, we encourage you to speak with our experienced San Bernardino County wrongful death and personal injury lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Call us at 800-235-6801 for a free case consultation.

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