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|January 21, 2018|
Hit-run drivers claim more pedestrians
INLAND EMPIRE _ (INT) – Hit-and-run drivers are becoming the worst danger for pedestrians. Three have been killed across the region as authorities appeal to the public for help in locating absentee drivers.
In Fontana, an elderly woman found dead on the shoulder of Foothill Boulevard Saturday night has been identified. The coroner says that Vita Minjarez of Fontana suffered injuries consistent to being struck by a vehicle.
In Colton, a man found dead in the parking lot of the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center late Saturday night had similar vehicle-related injuries.
In Riverside County, authorities are appealing to the public for information that could help find a motorist involved in another deadly hit-run incident. It happened Thursday night on Bundy Canyon Road in Wildomar when Rudolph McCreight, a 47-year-old pedestrian, was struck and killed. The motorist fled before first-responders arrived.
Authorities point to a steadily rising rate of accidents across the Inland Empire involving drivers refusing to help those who’ve been injured even if they were not at fault.
Story Date: January 12, 2018