[05-04-2024] San Bernardino County, CA – 66-Year-Old Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Suspected DUI Vehicle in Rancho Cucamonga

Published May 6, 2024

[05-04-2024] 66-Year-Old Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Suspected DUI Vehicle in Rancho CucamongaA 66-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a suspected DUI vehicle in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday evening, May 5, 2024.

According to the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department, the collision happened around 7:16 p.m. near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Lion Street. 

Authorities stated that a 66-year-old man was hit by a 2015 Nissan Rogue. The vehicle was driven by Ricardo A., a 33-year-old resident of Riverside. 

Initial reports show that the Nissan was heading east on Foothill Boulevard when it suddenly veered off the roadway and collided with the victim. The severity of the incident led to suspicion regarding the driver’s state, indicating that the driver was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol during the collision. 

As the investigation progressed, Ricardo A. was charged with a violation of driving under the influence of alcohol. Meanwhile, the victim sustained injuries and is currently in critical but stable condition.

Further information regarding the collision is yet to be released by the authorities. Investigations are ongoing. 

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.
  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.
  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.
  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.
  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

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