February 21, 2019
Pedestrians beware of hit-and-run drivers
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – More pedestrians are becoming victims of hit-run drivers. Two were killed Wednesday night in unrelated mishaps.

A middle-aged man perished while walking on the westbound Interstate 10 near Rancho Avenue in Colton. The California Highway Patrol said it was looking for a dark-colored sedan whose driver failed to stop. The coroner was trying to identify the pedestrian who died at the scene.

In San Bernardino, a female motorist struck and killed a pregnant woman as she tried to cross Highland Avenue at Medical Center Drive in a crosswalk late Wednesday night. Police said the driver fled on foot leaving the suspect vehicle behind and then leaving in another vehicle. Killed was Maribel Gonzalez, a 39 year-old resident of San Bernardino.

Last weekend in Perris, a hit-run driver figured in the death of a pedestrian on the 215 freeway.

Investigators couldn’t speculate why two of the victims were on freeways, but reminded motorists the law requires motorists to stop, report the incident and render aid when possible even if they were not at fault.

More pedestrians are being killed and injured not using crosswalks and usually at night.
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